Progress on the prototype carcass has reached a pause point while we patiently await the mechanisms.
The carcass aprons have been blocked out. That is, the joinery is complete, but the pieces have not been shaped according to their final profiles. This must occur after the mechanisms have been installed. To attempt to work in the reverse order would be challenging to say the least!
This provides an opportunity to focus on other areas, currently parquetry and marquetry.