yours truly was truly a busy monkey today
i managed to get all of the parts (except for the 4 posts) for the grandfather clock cut, refined the frame for the drop in cushion for the foot stool, and did the refining cuts, cut all mortises and tenons, and got the breadboard ends set up for the coffee table. the way i'm doing the breadboard ends is this, i cut a long mortise in the breadboard end, then cut tenons on the ends of the parts for the top, then cut in the outer corners on the tenons to have about 1/4" play on the ends. i then found (not that they were lost mind you ) centers of all the top board ends, and cut a shallow mortise, then drilled a hole for the screws, which will be covered up by a nicely contrasting plug. the outer boards fit nicely, but for some reason, the inner ones will need some persuading.