I guess you know what to ask for Xmas then?
Hi, my first thought is to put a drum sander in your electric drill, don't tell me you ain't got no drill. Do it free hand or clamp the drill into your vice. If you haven't got a vice see BrianQ's suggestion and make that Xmas list longer.
Hi Greg, I'm not sure what you are t tying to do. The top and back are normally cut oversize and overhang the sides when glued to them. I use a router to then trim top and back flush with the sides. In the absence of a router a drum sander would the job. Even better if it has a guide on the bottom like this one. Prevents sanding into the sides.
Yes, they overlap the edges. Ok. Router and a guide. No router yet. Perhaps eventually.
All you need is a good sharp chisel. The technique is shown at about 2:14 into this video
Hi, if you are looking to save on elbow grease Greg a chisel may not be the best option, ya still gotta use sandpaper afterwards. B it if you go that chisel route, watch grain direction.