Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Little More on the Mortice and Tenon

Still working at completing the main joinery for this table. I have just one apron left to do.

Here I have a detail on the joint. I like the look of the alternating spacing. I will round over the part of the tenon that is protruding and of course wedge them with ebony.

The size will be about 950x750mm.

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Just One Thing

Forgot to mention one small detail in my post the other day. When fitting the tenons start big and work small. All things woodworking being reductive that is to say the tenons have to be planed down to size to fit snugly. This insures a snug fit as well as a good wood-to-wood mate between the two surfaces.

My mortices are 12mm and here you can see my tenons are 12.73mm, which is just about 1/2″.

This is after I have planed down the tenons to just under 12mm with my Veritas small shoulder and Stanley #78 rabbet plane. I use the Veritas on the shoulder of the tenon.

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