Tagged: mortise tenon chair
Hi Woodworker Friend,
Please let me know if you have experience with that sort of thing:
I am doing a mortise and tenon between a steam bent chair back slat and its post. Should be a pretty common joint.
I dont know if I do an angled tenon or if I do an angled mortise. I am thinking of angled mortise so to keep the tenon thicker and to keep the most of the grain straight. (not like at the photo)
I am doing the mortise by hand so I guess I will just have to watch for that angle…
Kind of hard to saw the tenons at such an angle
Any tricks or ideas appreciated.
Regardless of the in-line-or-not discussion, I still dont know how to start the cut of the tenons in the long grain/side of the thin part.
I am thinking of knife walls and a lot of luck…
The whole layout in such a small piece is also challenging
(thickness 10mm, tenon +- 1in.)
I agree the angles tenon is the way to go. Rarely will you find an angled mortise which means one of two things probably. Either they didn’t work or the benefit was negligible and not worth the extra time to cut them. I think the latter.
To answer your question about how to cut it….the cheek on the left looks pretty straight forward. You have enough on the end grain to get your saw cut started. On the right, nothing. For this one I would just cut your shoulder line per usual then pair down. No need to saw. Should take just a few seconds.
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