Understand the parts of a mortise and tenon joint. Create a standard hidden blind mortise and tenon joint with just a few tools.
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If you can use a plunge router you can cut strong perfectly fitting mortise and tenon joints in no time.
Mortise and tenon video. Two of the legs have a tenon at the top for joining with a cross member. Its a lot easier to fine tune a tenon to fit a mortise than the other way around. A behind the scenes informal blog where we share our work our ideas and new announcements.
Leighs m2 multiple mortise and tenon attachment brings multiple mortise and tenon joints within easy reach of any woodworker who owns a d4 dovetail jig and a plunge router with 12 collet. Mill stock for the legs and rails. Clearly this is not the carefully made cabinetmakers glue joint where the tenon fits snug in the mortise.
Leigh industries is a world leading designer and manufacturer of precision dovetail jigs and mortise tenon jigs. Plus we share ian kirbys ten rules for making a perfect mortise and tenon joint. Mortise and tenons for the side frames all cut.
Cut rows of perfectly fitted mortise and tenon joints. Draw a line from corner to corner on top of one leg. Tenon definition a projection formed on the end of a timber or the like for insertion into a mortise of the same dimensions.
I put lots of glue on the mortises and tenons. The blog of the mortise tenon magazine team. Cut the legs to exact length but leave the rails extra long.
If youre doing woodworking on a shoestring budget youll be happy to know that the only tools you need to cut tight fitting mortise and tenon joints are a square knife and marking gauge a fine toothed saw and a couple of sharp chisels and mallet. Having studied mostly 17th century new england joint furniture i thought the joint was solely the result of 17th century worklessmanship the produce of an immigrant society where labor was extremely expensive. Easily rout single double twin quadruple or even triple mortise and tenon joints plus angled and compound angled joints in stock up to 3 x 5.
Determine the depths of the mortises photo 1.
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