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Topic tags/keywords: tip mortise and tenon joints lay out

I’m making a table that has two wide but angled legs. I’m having trouble laying out the mortises for the support running from one leg to the other. My thoughts are to find the center from the square cut top and use a square to run a line down to the full length of my mortise, then square off of that line half the width of my mortise each side of the center line. Sounds easy enough, but I spent so much time shaping the legs that I dont want to screw it up. Anybody have any experience they can share with this issue?

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#1 posted 524 days ago

Pictures please, thanks.

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#2 posted 524 days ago

Sounds ok. Your mortise width will be mostly defined
by the tool you use to cut it. Really, all you need to
do is mark one edge and the ends. The centerline
is most useful for router mortising setups.

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