Pegging the mortiseandtenons

Mark peg holes at all four corners of each door frame, centering them on the front face of the rails IV2 inches from the side edge of the door. Install a 5/ie-inch brad-point bit in your drill press, place a backup panel on the machine table to minimize tearout, and set one of the door frames on top, centering a drilling mark under the bit. Adjust the drilling depth to about two-thirds the thickness of the frame. Butt a board against the frame and clamp it in place as an edge guide. Then, holding the frame against the guide, drill the hole (above, left). Bore the remaining holes in both frames the same way. Cut a peg for each hole from a piece of solid stock, making it slightly shorter than the depth of the holes. The pegs should be cut square, tapered at the bottom end and with a slight chamfer at the top. Tap each peg into its hole with a hammer (above, right), letting it protrude about Vi6 inch.

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