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A simple and inexpensive accessory that will cut accurate joints.
By Bill Hylton
Pages: 94-96

From the November 2004 issue #144
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The mortise and tenon is one of those fundamental joints you’re obligated to master. It’s used for building frames of all sorts (including post-and-beam architectural frames), as well as tables and chairs.

Over the years, especially in the last decade or two it seems, a variety of substitute joints and alternative constructions have been contrived to circumvent the mortise and tenon. I don’t know why. The joint can be cut many ways, using different tools. For every woodworker, regardless of tooling, experience and self-perceived skill level, there must be a method that can be mastered.

If you’re still looking, here’s yet another approach for cutting tenons. It’s router-free.

From the November 2004 issue #144
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