I thought about using my router to cut the mortise, but setting up blocks and guides would be a lot of work and I am not sure it would come out any better. I also thought about using my router plane, but I would still have to set up blocks to support the plane. So I decided to just use chisels.
Using my ruler and small square I marked out what I thought were good lines. Since the table edge is rounded I could not just lay it on the side and run a marking knife along the edge.
It is definitely a do over.
I really have to be careful when I measure and chop out with the chisels.
I am ready to put the hinges on the top but first I have to sand the top so that it is at the final dimension before I cut the hinge mortise. So tomorrow I will start my favorite part of woodworking. Sanding. NOT....
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