|Project by WMD2006||posted 12-17-2014 02:22 AM||990 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
So I wanted to show Milflyer what went into creating mortises by hand, so I decided to make a couple videos of me sweating through the process. The simplest subject seemed like a triangle, since it was only one mortise for a finished project, so I marked it out and hacked it up.
I only used a hand drill to rough it out before finishing with a 1/2” mortise chisel but nearly blew the back out since it was too close (I ended up adding the tab to the back of the tenon to hide the break). The long edge was cut on a tablesaw as a lap joint with a filled recess in the middle so you can see the tabs on the outside without a hole in the center. For good measure, I added a square 1/2” peg to the middle with the powered mortiser at the end. After some modifications and sanding, the square is within +-0.2 degrees of true.
Finish was with Danish oil which wasn’t the best for hiding glue marks. Good for a learning device and now handy to have around the shop.