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Drawbore mortise and tenon offset, 1/16" vs 1/32"

01-21-2022 05:55 AM by ceshelman | 4 comments »

I have been working on a Stickley 406 Morris Chair for my son. This is my first mortise and tenon chair build. I decided to keep the joinery as close to Stickley’s as possible. In looking at pictures of original and current Stickley Morris chairs, I saw that the mortise and tenon joints were all doweled. I am guessing that these are more specifically drawbored mortise and tenon though I have no proof. Long story short, I decided to drawbore the mortise and tenons on my chair. But the more I researched drawbore mortise and tenon joints, the more apparent it became that there was no consensus on the amount to offset the tenon hole. Most sources seemed to recommend 1/16” o...

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