The boards for the six lift-out sections are now put together. The little sticks, which hold these boards together, are cut from a length of 1″ x 3/4″. I rounded the edges over before cutting the individual pieces. Then I clamped the sticks side by side as a ‘block’ onto the bench and ran the router over the edge of all the saw cuts. Then flipped each stick by 90° and repeated the process … I expected that the little bits of timber would fly about the shop, but they all stayed put. The sticks are fixed to the boards with epoxy and SS screws.
The two centre boards are now screwed into position. Getting all the floor boards fixed will take a considerable amount of time.