I bought the sharpening cones and hones, but they clog all the time, heat up too much, and dull rather quickly. Time to upgrade!
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1/4" and 3/8" Lee Valley Premium Hollow-Chisel Mortising Bits are on their way. Eventually, I may buy the 1/2" one, but for now, these two will do most of what I need a mortiser to do.
I did a bit of product research leading into this purchase. These chisels are well-machined, have large escapements, and tend to not get clogged.
It only occurred to me after I bought a new 3/8" mortising chisel & bit that I should size the mortises in this table to 3/8". /facepalm
So I've updated the SketchUp model to reflect this. My tenons and mortises are now 1/16" thinner. Big whoop. Only problem is the 3/8" bit is backordered to November 21. In the meantime, I might start working on the table top glue up.