Walt Caza over on another forum does some beautiful G&G and Mission style work. He cranked out an A&C umbrella stand that held a standard grocery bag for collecting junk mail and such for recycling.
I'm making one for me and one for mom. My take off on this idea varies from his but will be something like this (boy SU is great for this "what-if" stuff):
I resawed the material for the panels:
Ripped and milled the leg stock. I tried scraping all four sides while the legs were "ganged"; worked out nice:
Marking the selected outer faces helps assure success when mortising, DAMHIKT:
Using a simple reference setup at the vise I can do all the mortises in one run:
The Mortise Pal clamps to the leg roughly toward the end. This sets the depth that the leg will set into the vise.
I set this assembly into the vise where I have a stop block clamped to the bench:
The leg references off the clamp's bar:
The MP slides down to hit the stop block:
Using this method I cranked out 16 mortises before my coffee cooled down:
16 more to go. I stopped to post as I had to come in for more coffee anyway ;-) In my usual obnoxious pattern, I will drag you all with me as I go.