I took advantage of the warmth and spent an hour or so in the shop after work today. Today saw the start of the from/rear rails. I marked a master directly from the full-size drawing and them ganged all the rails together and marked them all to match. At this point I had a decision to make. Should I mark out all of joinery or tackle them one at a time? I opted for the one at a time option this round.
I designed these tansu so that I could use one setting on the mortise gauge. So I grabbed the gauge and marked out the tenons on the first piece. The tenons on the rails are stacked tenons. After sawing out the waste for the full-width portions I began marking out the square portion of the tenon.
A while back I wrote a post about using your chisels for marking distances. The full-width portion of the matching mortise is 12mm deep. So I used my 12mm mortise chisel to mark the distance on the tenon. Since I want a slight clearance gap between the tenon and the bottom of the mortise, I sawed on the shoulder side of the line. This effectively gives me about a 1.5mm gap.
I managed to complete two rails before I called it quits. A quick dry fit to verify that things are as they should be.