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Single-bore mortises

09-04-2017 12:15 AM by galooticus | 1 comment »

As I’m preparing to cut various joints for a project, I’ll go through my copy of The Woodworker from Lost Art Press to refresh myself on how to do the joint in question. In this case, mortise and tenons. One included article, a reader submission, suggests a more efficient way to cut a mortise, instead of boring out as much as possible and cleaning the remainder up with chisels. I tried it out, and thought I’d share my experience since I haven’t seen this approach noted anywhere else. Instead, bore a single hole: Then start chopping a V around that hole, just as you would when you chop the whole mortise instead of boring: The single bore gives an...

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