Have you ever tried to cut tenons with a blade you have not sharpened in 2 years? it does not work so well, I learned how to make smoke signals at least. Alright on to a new blade and things were moving well today. We cut all the tenons on the short lower and upper stretchers and started to fit them with a shoulder plane.
I was feeling like doing some hand work so I finished off all the shoulder with my new tenon saw from Ron Bontz. A little more work with the shoulder plane and pairing chisel and they should fit nicely.
Everything is coming together now. A few more cuts and drill the draw bore holes then we will be ready to move on to the front and back stretchers.