Mortise and Tenon Joinery

A fundamental joint for furniture-making, the mortise-and-tenon joint has been time-tested. Let us show you how to make precision-fitting joints in a variety of ways including hand tools, power tools, and jigs to make the process easy and repeatable.

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The easiest mortise-and-tenon joint ever
The router table works well for mortises up to 1x4" wide. With mortises larger than that, I find I have better control by plunging the bit into the work with a plunge router rather than plunging the work onto the bit.
Tenon shoulder-cutting jig
This jig is head and "shoulders" above the rest.
Master the mortise-and-tenon joint
Choose the best method for your shop and budget, and we’ll show you the foolproof path to success.
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