Let there be layout marks!
Here come the pins. I am a Klausian dovetailer. Yup, those were merely eyeballed.
Out comes the Lie-Nielsen chisels from my fabulous wife (given to me when she was a Fiance).
First we chop lightly just shy of the line.
And relieve the light cut. This means when you use your strike line later, the shape of the chisel won’t push you back into the workpiece. Path of least resistance now works in your favor.
And the other side too.
Then halfway through.
Followed by a solid thumb with the mallet, and poof, pieces fall right out.
Look at those clean lines!
Note on the last strikes, the chisel is angled a hair inward. Makes it ever so much easier to fit the pieces together.
Unfortunately, I got so full of steam after the nice clean pins I forgot to photograph the tails process!