Ok front dovetails are done, just need to be planed true. Next is the back corners. Don’t intend to waste a dovetail back there, so.
Laid out for a rabbet/dado joint on the back corner of the sides. Sawn to the lines
and then a chisel to remove the waste
By driving the chisel in the end grain. Pare smooth, and do the other end
Next, I use the actual rabbet to mark out a dado in each side. Try as i like, neither rabbet match exactly to the other, joy of hand work, I guess. Anyway, laid out the location of a dado
( the way I am around sharp objects lately, a pencil works here) Clamped the piece to the “bench” so it wouldn’t move during the next steps
Used that back saw to try and just split the pencil lines, i sawed down to the bottom of the dado. I start the saw at the back of the cut, and slowly lower it until it is level in the cut. Checking to make sure i am still in the lines. Next step:
A 1/4” chisel , and a mallet. Knock out the waste between the lines. Then pare to get a fit.
First one was a bit loose. Sharpened pencil, and did the second dado. Time for a test fit of the four sides?
Just a little more progress made? next up? Maybe a bottom? Attach the top pieces? Decide what looks good on Ash? Oh, almost forgot, need a pencil groove…
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