|Forum topic by Willeh||posted 760 days ago||1004 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
760 days ago
Good Morning Folks,
Relatively new to the art of hand cutting mortise and tenon joins. First few worked without a hitch and i thought I was getting a knack for it, however the last two i kept experiencing the same problem. I marked out the mortise, then started chiseling it out and about halfway through (Making a through join), I whacked the chisel and the whole piece of stock split, breaking off the end across the mortise. Working with walnut.
Is this just part of the nature of this wood, or, is this happening because i’m trying to go too deep on a pass, or does this mean i need to sharpen up the chisel again?
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