This project was quite the learning experience. When choosing a wood to work with, choosing hickory with any figure is quite difficult to work with. Tearout is not something you do with the old Mustang, it is something you do then cuss and scream and head back to the lumberyard…again. Grain really does change direction on you.
I did my first mortise and tenon joints with this project. A good chisel is worth the money. About halfway through, the LN chisels just did not seem overpriced.
A hammer is a great helper with assembly, good thing I used hickory.
I will post more photos when I get the piece back from the finisher.
Thanks for looking.