Slow but steady progress on the Desk

I’ve been making slow but steady progress on the desk.  I’ve been making lots of tenons and doing lots of fitting into mortises.  tenons (1 of 1)

The two side case panel frames are together.  I still need to make one for the back panel and then on to the internal frames so I can finish up the internal joinery slots for the internal frames.side panels (1 of 1)

Cabinet internals

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality

I did manage to get all my workbench base pieces fitted and dry assembled.

One trick I used was chalk on my tenons for fitting.  I chalked the tenons once they start to fit but get stuck.  When I slide the tenon in, the areas that are sticking rub the chalk off.

And that’s .. where I focus my trimming for the perfect fit.