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    kilovoltz
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    Good evening. I’m working on the top and bottom frames, and after making all my grooves it appears I was not paying enough attention to the alignment of my plow plane. All my grooves seem to have a different distance from the face. I am now trying to lay out the mortise and tenon but am having trouble figuring out how to do so without resulting in a twisted frame.
    I am considering aligning my mortise with the groove, and adjusting the tenon to ensure the style and rails are flush on the face. Any other suggestions on how to fix this?

    Thank you

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    #311009
    SmokyRick Crawford
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    At this point, it seems all you can do is to custom fit the mortises and tenons to match the grooves at each position. Sorry, but there is no quick fix that I can think of.

    In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA

    #311010
    Edmund
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    No easy fix that I can think of. You could glue in a very thin piece of wood so the grooves do line up, or glue in a thicker piece of wood to fill in the entire groove and re-cut the groove, or do a custom fit.

    Oh yeah, one other option, you could make an entirely new component

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by Edmund.
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    kilovoltz
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    Thank you both for your reply. I was able to make it work by cutting the mortise and tenon the same distance from the face of the rail. The groove isn’t perfectly aligned on all pieces, but the frame is square and not twisted.

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