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Half Dovetailed Stretcher
I sawed most of the waste and then used a chisel to reveal the dovetail.
Used to the saw to start waste removal.
Chiseled out the waste.
Cleaned up with a router.
It’ll look better after a little cherry saw dust and epoxy are added.
I decided to use a dovetailed joint for the bottom rail. It took a little time, but will go faster the next time now that I’ve done it once. It would look better if I hadn’t chamfered the rail that it was going into. Oh well, live and learn.