Completed the second mortise this weekend. It seems to be getting faster, but I have many more to go. It’s a slow process still cutting them by hand. The first mortise pictured below fits well, hoever I noticed a small hump in the middle of the shoulder which created a slight gap, so I cleaned it up with some light sandpaper. And a shoulder plane goes on the wish list.
So one side stretcher in place.
And then the next.
I’m happy that they they fit pretty well.
I think the thing that’s taking the longest is cutting the corner waste out of the corners of the mortises that have been cleaned out with a forstner bit. Does anyone have a good technique on chpping out the corner waste?