First mortise/tenon

  • Advertise with us
Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 03-05-2009 04:36 AM 3 parts 7485 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Practice mortise and tenon joint

03-02-2009 09:08 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

Well, After making a small jig for my drill press and a small simple sled for my table saw I have produced my first mortise and tenon joint using a couple of pieces of scrap pine. I drilled the mortise and cut the tenon on my TS then cleaned up both with a chisel. Not too bad for a first try I think. It is snug. I need to get a new blad for my table saw. I think it bends a little bit. It is an inexpensive blade and thin. Anyone else think that this can cause issues? I think I’d get a st...

Read this entry »

Part 2: Second mortise tenon try

03-03-2009 11:22 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

The first mortise/tenon was made with junk pine. Someone said that hardwood might give me better results so, I grabbed a couple of pieces of oak and went to work. Here’s the results. I guess practice makes perfect. I should do a half dozen more but I want to make a cabinet with two doors for my sister. Today I jointed, cut, and planed the wood. Next is to take it and make mortises for the front frame. This is all new territory for me.

Read this entry »

Part 3: freud raised cabinet bits arrive

03-05-2009 04:36 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

UPS delivered these today along with a new aluminum router plate for the new bosch 2 1/4 hp router combo kit. I hope this all works. The raised panel bit looks quite formidable. Can’t wait for the credit card bill too. On my way to my first door. Scary. I’ll do a review right now: The bosch router and the Freud bits will work great. At these prices they’ve got to so that’s that! Actually, I’m a couple of days away from making them. I’ve got all my rai...

Read this entry »

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