Got the cap rail finished and temporarily fitted. It will move down slightly from where it is in the photo below to its final position flush with the top of the tie ring, The tops of the four posts that protrude through the cap rail will be morticed for small wedges. These four wedges will hold the entire assembly together!
The photo also shows an end-on view of the handle. It is attached to the cap rail pieces by bridle joints at each end. Those are done so the handle is shown in-situ although the handle itself is yet to be shaped.
I made an MDF template for the handle to use on the shaper. It did not go well, although I think I can salvage it.
3 hours ago