Tips, Tools & Techniques eNote #29
Loose Tenon Joinery, Part 2: Measuring & Marking
Mortise and tenon joinery starts 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 and see a few tips and tricks to marking the mortise locations accurately.
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