Loose Tenon Joinery Part 2: Mortise Layout. Mortise and tenon joinery begins with marking the locations of the mortises. The mortising jig relies on centerlines to locate each mortise. But, it’s a good idea to mark out the full mortise for a visual reference. Follow along to see a few tips and tricks to marking the mortise locations accurately.
The Woodsmith Store Fine Tools Steel Rulers
The Woodsmith Store Fine Tools 6” and 12” steel rules are perfect for precise measuring on workpieces and setting up tools.
Incra Precision Tiny 3” T-Rule
One of the best T-rules on the market, the Incra 3” Precision Tiny T-Rule Set is a stainless-steel rule with micro-fine guide holes for marking a fine dot with a sharp pencil or metal scribe.
Incra Precision 6” Rule Set
One of the best rule sets on the market, the Incra 6” Precision Rule Set is a set of stainless-steel rules with micro-fine guide holes for marking a fine dot with a sharp pencil or metal scribe.
Router Mortising Jig, Dimensioned Drawings Plan
Looking for an easier way to cut mortises? Try this shop-built benchtop mortising jig. A complete 9-page downloadable plan.