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Breadboard-ends – skills in making large draw-bore mortise and tenons
Breadboard-ends can be used on many projects. It allows glue-free friction joinery that is long-lasting and durable. This method will build your technique in making mortise and tenons but also give you a new way of making sustainable and enduring flat boards which can be used not only for cutting boards but for table tops, counter tops, box lids and many other projects.
Parts and cutting list
|Part||Thickness||Size (Imperial)||Size (Metric)|
|Main board x 2||7/8″ (22mm)||6 x 16″||152 x 406mm|
|Ends x 2||7/8″ (22mm)||2 x 12½”||51 x 318mm|
|4 small pieces to make the dowels|
The tools we use to make this project are quite common, minimal and yet essentially fundamental to all joinery types. Most of the tools below are simply part of the set you will need for all dovetailing in the future. The essential element to all joinery is a keen knife edge, an accurate square and sharp chisels.
|Wood||A couple of square feet of 7/8″ (22mm) wood|