Ok, I got up my nerve and started the dry fit. Viola, they fit nearly perfectly the first time.
I did say nearly, but with a little help of a rasp and file the dry fit is a go. I had never used a rasp or file that often and was pleasantly pleased with the results that can be obtained by their use. I found as with most hand tools is to let the tool do the work and you act as a guide. Using that theory has been one of my accomplishments thus far in woodworking.
Ok Bill, shut up and start gluing.
One side glued.
Next is the glue up of all pieces.
All the parts glued and clamped
Prior to finishing
Next will be the finish. Not my most favorite chore, but it must be done.
-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.