Cutting mortise sides

If your shop does not have a high ceiling you may not be able to cut the mortises in the stiles using the table saw and the tenoning jig. Instead, saw them by hand. With a rail tenon as a guide, mark the shoulder line and the sides of the mortise on the edges and end of each stile. Then mount the stock on your workbench at an angle as shown. This setup makes it easier to cut straight sides. With a back saw, cut down from the corner, keeping the blade on both lines (above). Stop when the saw blade touches the shoulder line and the opposite corner. Cut its neighboring side, then turn the board over and cut the other diagonal kerfs. Finally, finish the sides by cutting straight down to the shoulder lines.

Shoulder line



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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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