I spent a few hours today mortising the stiles (of the frame top) for the table. Lots of mortises to do. I drilled the ends of all the mortises first, since it takes turning off the mortiser after every cut to carefully line up the chisel with the score marks at the ends. Then, I could leave the mortiser running and clear out the rest:
One down, one to go:
There we have it:
Next up are the legs – mortises and tapers. I marked them the way shown below, but recalled seeing a post, in which Karson showed a method for marking legs. I recall thinking it was a great idea that I had not seen before, so dug around a bit and got lucky! I found it! I will likely erase these marks and use his method.
-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA