Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 #2: Cutting Mortises & Fitting Up

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by ruddhess posted 04-22-2015 02:19 AM 1540 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Number 2 - second toolbox. Part 2 of Japanese Carpentry Tool Box 第 series Part 3: Glue Up - Sides »

Marking out the mortises – shallow chisel cuts on outside edges and nail punch the center so forstner bit will center correctly.

3/4” Forstner bit works well.

Chopping the corners out with a 3/4” chisel. Works well.

Close-up of one mortise at the beginning cuts.

Initial fit for the first set of mortises.

Pictures of the mortise/tenon fit. Much better (less gaps) than the first box I made recently.

Inside corner.

Outside corner.

One long side fitted up good.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics