Power-tool Joinery: Router-made Mortises & Tenons - Popular Woodworking Magazine
 In October 2004, Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

There are many ways to make this joint, but none is better than with the router.
By Bill Hylton
Pages: 34-36

From the October 2004 issue #143
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The traditional way to make a mortise is to chop it out with a chisel and mallet; the matching tenon is cut with a backsaw. Fitting is done with a shoulder plane. Every joint has to be marked out. The work is slow and time-consuming, but quiet. Doing it well demands skill.

However, the router can do both jobs. It can do them faster, and it can do them better.

From the October 2004 issue #143
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