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Hand tool tips and tricks #8: Waste Removal on a Through Mortise.

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Blog entry by RGtools posted 03-06-2013 02:07 PM 1433 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This one is almost stupid, but it happens to still be helpful. On a through mortise you can center your work on a dog hole and some of the random chips will fall through it rather than get jammed into the bottom, where you will have to extricate them later.

And Now…a bonus tip!!!

When test fitting a mortise and tenon joint take care not to snag anything important…

You have been warned and so have I.

Cheers,

Ryan

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 02:16 PM

Looks like it might have been a good fit, if your sleeve wasnt in there too. : )

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 02:32 PM

Ummmm…. Wait. What the?

-- ~Tony

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 02:38 PM

Aw Snap!

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

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Picklehead

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 05:02 PM

So THAT’S why they call it a “dead blow” hammer!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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RGtools

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 08:10 PM

Insult of the weekr award goes to Shane. I love this site.

Picklehead get’s runner up.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 08:35 PM

Looking at some stitching around the sleeves of my shirt …. that aint no sleeve. Its a good thing you arent licensed to sell hot dogs in the state of Oregon because if shop was open there woulda been trouble.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 09:30 PM

that’s how to do a through mortise in a pinch.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 09:45 PM

Yeah upon further review…Stef is right. What the heck Ryan? Do we even want to know?

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 09:48 PM

Shane – probably went something like this …...

“Now if i just lean a little harder on it, it should … pop … right … into .. place … grrr … AHHHHHHH (high pitched squeel).”

Is that a blood blister?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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RGtools

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#10 posted 03-06-2013 10:08 PM

I was assembling something a bit to big to do on my bench or my saw bench, so I was leaning on the mortise member just hand pressure, when it snapped int place. I tried to put the assembly on my bench and found that is was quite well attached to my pants. I believe my words were something to the effect of “Thank you god, for looking out for me today”.

Please tell me I am not the only person who has done this.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 10:12 PM

The lesser endowed go unscathed all the time; just ask Stef.

-- ~Tony

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needshave

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#12 posted 03-06-2013 10:16 PM

We really get attached to our work, Sometimes, don’t we?

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 11:21 PM

I suddenly found myself reading that last paragraph in a higher voice.

Sorry about your misfortune Ryan, but I sure as hell ain’t rubbing it better.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Brit

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#14 posted 03-06-2013 11:24 PM

Reminds me of that chinese man, Wun Hung Lo.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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