Mortise & Tenon

Match Mortise Size Without Measuring

Whenever I teach a class, at least one student will say to me “you really don’t like measuring, do you?” I don’t dislike measuring, but I try to avoid it whenever I can. When I’m trying to get one part to fit another, the numbers become irrelevant and measuring often becomes an opportunity to...

Making a Jig for Through Mortises

A jig is, by definition, a problem-solving device. As such, it shouldn’t take more time to make the jig than it would to perform the operation without it. If the purpose of the jig is to replace an operation that requires a lot of skill, how can you make the jig if you lack...