Handtool Skills The Mortise And Tenon Has Been A Cornerstone Of Furniture Joinery For Generations Learn How To Lay This Traditional Joint Out Properly And Cut It With Nothing But Hand Tools
Handtool skills the mortise and tenon has been a cornerstone of furniture joinery for generations learn how to lay this traditional joint out properly and cut it with nothing but hand tools is post about Magazine bookmarked by mike with ID 13775112467 was uploaded on 21-01-2019 and has been viewed 138,711 times.
Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon Photos by Dan Russell; Illustration by James Provost The mortise and tenon is arguably the most used joint in wood working; from heavy timber structures still standing after thousands of years to delicate cabinet doors in fine boutique galleries, the joint is adaptable to fit almost any scenario.
In most cases, the pieces needing to be joined are at right angles to one another but, like all things in woodworking, there are exceptions.Lots of OptionsThere are as many variations of the mortise and tenon joint as there are tool manufacturers out there.
From the decorative wedged through tenon to the simple, single shoulder variety, you'll find a different version for every possible application.As someone who builds custom furniture in a hand-tool-only wood shop, I understand how important it is to get familiar with this joint and these methods.
Even if you have a garage full of power tools, the mortise and tenon, in all of its variations, is something you should practice.You're bound to need one sooner or later.For the furniture designer, the challenge is deciding what type of mortise and tenon to use.
Which application makes the most sense? Which version is the strongest? What...