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

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Blog entry by ruddhess posted 04-22-2015 02:19 AM 2267 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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