How To Cut A Mortise
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The mortise and tenon joint has been a woodworking staple for thousands of years.Not only is it strong, effective, and attractive, but it also requires minimal tools - you can even create this joint with simple woodworking hand tools.
Whether you choose to keep things simple with old school hand tools or capitalize on the latest technology with power tools, cutting a mortise is a project anyone can accomplish.After you're done reading through this detailed guide, you'll feel more than confident in your abilities to create this age-old cut.
Here's how to cut a mortise (and tenon) joint the right way.What You'll Need The tools you need for this project depend on the method you choose.You'll need one of the following: Mortise Chisel & MalletDrill Press & Brad Point Bit (or Mortise Attachment)Plunge Router & Straight Bit You will also need: Wood ChiselsWoodworking ClampsMeasuring TapeCarpenter's PencilMasking TapeSturdy WorktableMethod I: Chisel Cutting a mortise with a chisel is slightly time consuming, but it's not at all difficult.
It's among the most affordable methods too.Step I: Measure and Mark Start by making measurements and marking where each mortise will go.It's helpful to also mark where the tenon will go in the corresponding piece of wood.
Step II: Set a Depth...