Tagged: Mortise and Tenon
- 27 February 2016 at 6:41 pm #135077
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.
You must be logged in to access attached files.27 February 2016 at 9:19 pm #135083WesleyParticipant
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?
Wesley28 February 2016 at 4:42 am #135091Matt McGraneParticipant
Couldn’t you simply set the mortising gauge 4 mm different?
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/28 February 2016 at 5:50 am #135092
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.
There may arise a small difference. And I thought the mortises should be perfectly aligned.
Misha28 February 2016 at 11:27 am #135093
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.
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