Most of the tenons are cut. There are still a few more, back top rail, and drawer separators and guides.
The uneven mortise edges are well hidden by the shoulders of the slat.
27 Feb -
I have decided to add breadboard ends because I like the more complete look with them. I cobbled up a slitting saw and after much finicky adjusting got the ends mortised. I will set the router back up tomorrow and make the long tenons on the table ends.
It will look good when fitted and finished.
Feb 28 -
The fit is OK, and will look good when glued and sanded to my usual 3000 grit after boiled linseed oil finish.
4 March 2014 update -
Drawer fronts gluing with paper spacers.
And now to the hardware pulls which are described as hand hammered. I torched up some coat hanger wire and pounded it on a vise anvil til required width was reached which produced a nice thickness, as well as texture and coloration.
First attempt at the rings for the pulls are out of government copper. I would like to do a solid pull ring and fold the bail over it into the plate. This solves the problem of making the post and pierced bail as well as the weakness of the ring where it passes through the bail. A split ring stands a chance of opening up if used to pull the drawer.
I am altogether pleased with the future end result! Final top mounting and finishing seem to be the next rational step.