Skip to content

Mortise and tenon layout. Need help.

Welcome! Forums General Woodworking Discussions Woodworking Methods and Techniques Mortise and tenon layout. Need help.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #135077
    Misha
    Participant

    It is not clear to me what is the right way to layout mortises and tenons in my situation. I need to insert a cross in a frame in which the rails are not flash with the stiles but 4 millimetres offset.
    In my opinion I should place a piece of wood on the rail and between the stiles and plane it flash with the stiles to compensate the difference, and then mark as usual. But maybe there is a better idea.

    Misha

    Attachments:
    #135083
    Wesley
    Participant

    I’ve never come across such a situation yet, but using that 4mm thick piece of wood should to the trick.

    How did you do all the other mortises that are offset by 4mm?

    Wesley

    #135091
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Couldn’t you simply set the mortising gauge 4 mm different?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #135092
    Misha
    Participant

    To Wesley
    First I set the distance between the pins and the depth for the mortises. After I had marked all the mortises I changed the depth for the tenons keeping the distance between the pins.

    To Matt
    There may arise a small difference. And I thought the mortises should be perfectly aligned.

    Misha

    #135093
    Misha
    Participant

    While reading your comments I think I found the solution. I will take a piece of straight wood bar that is longer than the distance between the stiles, rest it along the stile, set the gauge and mark the mortises registering the stock of the gauge on this additional piece. After that I will place the same bar across the stiles and right above the rail and mark the mortise the rail.
    I feel the photos will make it clear what I mean.

    Misha

    Attachments:
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.