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How to Make Mortise and Tenon Joints with Hand Tools (VIDEO)

62 days ago by WoodAndShop | 3 comments »

HOW TO MAKE A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT WITH TRADITIONAL HAND TOOLS This video and article will simplify the process of cutting mortise and tenon joints with only a few traditional hand tools. With a little practice, you should be able to make a mortise and tenon joint in under 10 minutes! The video is a quick tutorial, but the below photos and article will clarify how to make a mortise & tenon joint in great detail: ANATOMY OF A MORTISE AND TENON JOINT: WHAT ARE MORTISE...

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Trying new woodworking skills #19: Finished tables

111 days ago by BJODay | 5 comments »

Well, the tables are assembled and I’m happy with how they turned out. The tables are nesting. They all fit within the largest table’s footprint.There are decorative slats on the sides of each table. if I were to do it over, I would add the slats to the rear of the tables also. This is a view of the large table’s top. 20” square. Middle size table. About 14” square. The small table. About 9” square. Only task left is to sa...

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Trying new woodworking skills #17: Ready for assembly, (almost)

127 days ago by BJODay | 1 comment »

I’ve got the pieces for the tables all stained and varnished. Now I can assemble this puzzle. But first, I have to clean up the stray varnish from the tenons and other glue surfaces. So a bit of sanding, one more dry fit and then I glue it up. I have to make sure I don’t sand off the labels from the tenons. It only fits together one way. I’ve got it all labeled with numbers for the joints. I’ll have to do it in sections. The decorative slats have space...

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10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #9: |Step 8| Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints

137 days ago by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

People called “Joiners” cut joints in wood, in order to get the wood to fit (and stay) together. There are many, many different joints for many different applications. I’ll keep adding joinery videos below (I’m starting with the more basic joints and will move on to more complex joints), so keep checking back. Before watching the videos, checkout this cool woodworking joint chart! (credit: David Royce). 8.1 Learn How to Cut Dovetail Joints Here’s a very detailed 15 step video t...

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Workbench #9: Attaching benchtop to the base

169 days ago by yuridichesky | 9 comments »

This blog entry is further in the past than the previous one, sharp-sighted will notice that leg vise is not ready yet here. I believe it’s not a big deal, so here we go…...At the very beginning of the project I wanted to build some kind of folding workbench, but as project evolved I rejected this folding approach and decided to build solid yet collapsible bench. Thus I started to figure how to mount benchtop on the base when both were ready. Here’s what I came up with:...

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My Joinery Journey #1: Lumberjock Style Care Package

260 days ago by CFrye | 17 comments »

These beautiful saws arrived in the mail a few days ago, a Lumberjock care package from TerryR. Terry was the recipient (poor guy) of the plane I made for the 2013 Hand Plane Swap. He found out I didn’t have any (real) hand saws and determined to rectify said deficiency. I was speechless when I saw them (pun not intended). Between work and a fall on the ice I wasn’t able to try them out until today. With my husband instructing and offering needed advice, I cut my first blind m...

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Trying new woodworking skills #11: Tenon dry fit, oops

318 days ago by BJODay | 1 comment »

All of the tenons are cut and fit. Not perfect but the last ones went much better than the first few. I got wrapped up in laying out and cutting the mortises. Later I realized there is no lower rail on the front of the two larger tables. (they cannot nest if there is a rail in front). I’ve got some walnut. I think I’ll use to plug the mortise. Maybe the contrasting color will make it look like I meant to do it. I may try to cut it as a bow-tie key. Next up is...

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Trying new woodworking skills #9: Making tenons

330 days ago by BJODay | 1 comment »

I began cleaning out the mortises. I followed BTimmons advice to start slow and sneak up on the line. I had to find my strongest “cheaters” and a work lamp. I don’t know what I ever did to ruin my eyesight. This worked well. I cleaned up all of the mortises for the smallest table. They do not look as clean as ones I’ve seen posted here and on Youtube but each one is smoother than the previous one. I was a little nervous about finishing all of the mortises so I thoug...

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Trying new woodworking skills #8: Motises

333 days ago by BJODay | 3 comments »

I’ve started on the end table project. It is a set of three nesting end tables. They are Mission style. The plans are from a Wood magazine book. I have planed and cut the lumber. I glued up the pieces for the legs. I laid out the mortises. That was a lot of work. I was setting up the drill press to dill out the mortises when I realized that not only are the top mortises the same, but the bottom mortises are all the same distance from the bottom of the legs. Even though the...

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Joinery Collaboration Video

468 days ago by JSB | 2 comments »

Hey folks. Some familiar faces in the YouTube woodworking community came together to make a collaboration video featuring 4 useful woodworking joints. Check it out! Half Lap Joints – Presented by Jay Bates JaysCustomCreations.comJay’s YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/JayscustomcreationsMaking a Kerf Maker Jig – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5lrmrbgKc Mortis and Tenon Joints – Presented by Brian Grella GarageWoodworks.comBrians YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/use...

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