With the end assemblies completed I turned my attention to the top long stretcher. It was to be attached to the ends by a huge sliding dovetail. I laid out the dovetail on the ends of the stretcher and cut the joint.
Here is the tail in progress
I sawed as much of the dovetail socket as possible and used a chisel to clear the rest of the waste.
In the next installment I tackle the angle braces.