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Furniture Making Tutorials #3: Mortise and Tenons- Mortising machine and Dado blade Method.

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Blog entry by BigRedKnothead posted 11-26-2013 04:49 AM 2480 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer



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#1 posted 11-26-2013 05:35 AM

good stuff red..

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 12:53 PM

Hmmmmm, machines! Hadn’t thought of that. Maybe next time. :0)
Great blog Red.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 01:37 PM

Now I want a mortiser! Chopping mortices is one area where I don’t like working by hand, especially with M&T where you usually have so many to do.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 03:07 PM

Thanks Red!

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 03:16 PM

Maur- they sure cut back on the drudgery. Watch craigslist. I see the delta benchtop models on there often.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 03:56 PM

I just scored a free earlex hvlp with some reward points and I was thinking of trying to trade it for a mortiser, so hard to give up a nice new tool once you have it though.

Couple of questions:
Do you need to knife your shoulder lines first or does the dado stack cut clean enough?
Also for those of us with no dado stack, would cutting the cheeks on the bandsaw work? Have you tried it?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 11-26-2013 04:11 PM

Maur- Free earlex…..ohhh nice. Tough decision. If you find someone to trade you for a powermatic mortiser….I’ll be green.

I don’t knife the shoulders. Wouldn’t hurt. I leave just a little bit left when I get close to the shoulder, then take a slow pass. Works pretty well.

Haven’t tried it with bandsaw. I imagine it wouldn’t be as consistent. Btw, I just have the HF $35 dado set. No complaints.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#8 posted 11-26-2013 04:15 PM

Maur, I use a band saw to cut cheeks. Just leave a little “meat” to plane off for a smooth finish. Also my BS has a resaw blade so the cut does not wander.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#9 posted 11-26-2013 05:27 PM

+1 on the resaw bandsaw blade. That’s the only blade I use.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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