jonnyd wrote:Thanks for the comments guys.
Dave to scribe the face frame I set the base carcase level and fitted the solid top. I then took the hardboard template that had been used as the rod and scribed this to the walls. Battens are screwed on to make it rigid. Once this is a good fit it is placed on top of the top carcase drawn around and the oak frame scribed with a power plane and finished of with a hand plane to the line.
I see - sounds easy when you put it like that!
Another thread added to the scrapbook of useful ideas - thanks for sharing.