Mortise and Tenon Class

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Date(s) - 2024/06/09
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Faust Park Shop


Instructor:   Bill Schuchat

 Description:   The class will discuss when to use this joint and several ways to make Mortise and Tenon joints. It will cover:  1) Layout a mortise, 2) cut a mortise with a mortise chisel, 3) drill out a mortise with a Forstner or Brad Pt Bit and finish with a chisel, and 4) cut a mortise with a mortise machine.  We will also teach how to a) Cut a tenon with a Tenon saw, b) Cut a tenon with a Bandsaw, c) Cut a tenon with a table saw using a tenoning jig, and d) cut a small tenon with a table saw by nibbling the cheeks with a saw blade or dado blade. Use of a shoulder plane to get a precise fit between a mortise and tenon will also be discussed.

Prerequisites:   Guild Safety Class, experience with the shop table saw, band saw and drill press. 

Materials and supplies that students are expected to bring to class:   Chisels ¼”, 3/8” and ½” sizes, 6” rule, dovetail saw if you have one.  Note: A Dovetail saw will be provided by the Guild if you do not have one.

Wood:  2 pieces hardwood 1-1/2″ x 4″ x 18” long

             2 pieces hardwood ¾” x 3” x 24” long

Tools that will be provided by the Guild: Mortise chisels




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