Time to mortise & tenon the aprons. I considered doing this by hand but I’ll save that challenge for another day. These are cut with a tenon jig on a dedicated old tablesaw.
Here are the tenoned aprons off the jig. A little Stanley bullnose is investigating.
I’ll shoulder the tenons by hand:
I’m going to dovetail the upper drawer rail and tenon the lower drawer rail. When cutting half blinds that will be relatively hidden, I like to extend the handcut so that it remains visible. I also like to leave marking/mortising gauge line visible. It reminds me of the build process.
And hand chop a bunch of mortises:
I’m fizzled out with all that chopping & will resume later this week. I need to finish chopping the mortises, fit the drawer guide & start working on the drawer. Thanks for looking!
After speaking with Dennis, I moved to a more substantial chisel to complete the mortises:
Ready to measure for the drawer support:
Now handplaning the lower drawer supports paired with the #7:
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog