I’ve been having a go at the small table project from this site, have cut all my mortises and tenons, and just fitting them now.
One (major?) problem so far is that although the mortise and tenon fit well together, the apron now isn’t at 90 degrees to the leg, so I can’t see how the table will ever end up being square.
The fit of the mortise and tenon is pretty loose, so I don’t know how to fix this by removing any more material.
Any advice or suggestions? I’m not even sure how to work out why/where the angle is being caused. Both pieces of wood are dead square, no bowing or twisting, it definitely seems to be the joint itself.
When the tenon is fully seated, the gap at the front of the table is closed, but there’s a big gap at the back.
All I can think of is to glue some wood into the mortise sides, then try to fit the tenons to those, no idea if it would work though.
I’ve attached a photo to show what I mean, in case it helps.
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