Developing this class formalized our (or rather Jim's) thinking on cutting mortices by hand. The notion of tool slaving (using sets of hand tools of the same dimension together - 1/4 mortice chisel with a 1/4 plough plane) can quickly form strong and accurate joinery is compelling.
Mortice chisels really do a good job of chopping a mortice quickly - may be just three end to end passes. Tenon saws do a great job of creating the tenon. The router plane and the shoulder planes make quick work of clean up.
Need to make your own pins? A batoning chisel and a dowel plate work remarkably well.