Carved Mirror Frame: Episode 2


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With all the tenons laid out, Paul shows how to cut and fit it to the mortise, showing how to check for and resolve any discrepancy. He saws one cheek and splits another, showing how it lines up with the rebate and how to avoid fracturing the meeting edge.

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  1. garyprott on 11 May 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Good information on this one. I always struggled with what side to pare down on getting a tenon to fit properly. My cheeks were always a bit off. I think this will help me a lot. Thanks for what you do guys.

  2. jakegevorgian on 13 May 2016 at 6:58 am

    Thanks master Paul.

    That was a great info on tenon mortise joinery near that sloped top corner.

  3. tem85745 on 13 May 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Great information as always. I have a question about the clamp you used. Did you make the wood inserts that run the length of the clamp channel or were they purchased that way?

  4. knightlylad on 14 May 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you for the lesson.

  5. jasonz on 23 June 2016 at 3:22 am

    Why do you have the wooden sole on the router plane? I’ve never seen that before. Thank you

    • Wesley on 23 June 2016 at 9:04 am

      I can only speak for myself.

      1) it doesn’t leave scratches like metal can do from time to time
      2) you can make it wider than the metal sole and create wider rebates or tenons that way


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