Marking out the mortises – shallow chisel cuts on outside edges and nail punch the center so forstner bit will center correctly.
3/4” Forstner bit works well.
Chopping the corners out with a 3/4” chisel. Works well.
Close-up of one mortise at the beginning cuts.
Initial fit for the first set of mortises.
Pictures of the mortise/tenon fit. Much better (less gaps) than the first box I made recently.
One long side fitted up good.
-- Rodney, Arkansas