Now it's time to cut the tenons that will go into the mortises in the feet. I like to do this by hand. I have done these cuts before using a tablesaw and bandsaw. But, I always wind up having to clean up the cuts with a shoulder plane anyway.
Now I make the cuts using a rip saw for the cheeks and a crosscut saw for the shoulders.
Once you develop a facility for using handsaws (thanks Kelly Mehler!!) you find that this process is a lot easier to do by hand.
I really hate trying to maneuver big ass work pieces across the tablesaw or bandsaw. Its always super awkward, especially when you work by yourself. So handsaws it is...
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