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Hand or Power #2 - Wedged Through Mortise & Tenon - Power Tool Method

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 07-08-2015 08:52 PM 1702 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I show how to make a wedged through mortise and tenon using power tools.. After you watch this, take a look at Mitch’s video with the link above.

In a few days, we will be releasing another video that talks about the pro’s and cons of each method along with some tips and tricks.

Mitch’s Hand Tool Version – (https://youtu.be/JrGHSCBf0vc)

As always, I welcome your comments and questions!

https://youtu.be/FeF-zj8Uhm8

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 12:39 AM

I like this joint and the method you used but I have a question: could you have shimmed under the stock on each end and cut the angled mortises with the mortiser and avoided the chisel work?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 01:10 AM



I like this joint and the method you used but I have a question: could you have shimmed under the stock on each end and cut the angled mortises with the mortiser and avoided the chisel work?

- gfadvm

Yes, you could have shimmed it with a wedge to get the shape of the mortise. To be honest, in the time it would take to figure the correct angle and make a jig to hold the work correctly on the mortiser, I could have cut 20 of these with a chisel. It took me about 2 minutes to cut both sides of the wedge. Great question!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 01:23 AM

Thanks for the reply. My thought on the angle was just put the workpiece behind the chisel and raise one end until you had the angle necessary. (no figuring needed). Me and hand tools never works out well!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 02:17 AM



Thanks for the reply. My thought on the angle was just put the workpiece behind the chisel and raise one end until you had the angle necessary. (no figuring needed). Me and hand tools never works out well!

- gfadvm

The biggest issue is getting the work locked down on the mortiser. You could always get a mortiser that has a swiveling head or a tilting table too. However with a very minimal bit of practice, a chisel can be your best friend. Give it a try and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#5 posted 07-09-2015 01:28 PM

Always enjoy your precision workmanship Guy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 09:54 PM



Always enjoy your precision workmanship Guy

- Roger

Roger! Thanks man, I appreciate it.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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