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Chopping mortises that do not run parallel to the long axis of the wood requires additional techniques to ensure the walls are cut by severing the fibres as you chop to gain depth. Additionally, because the posts are curved, we cannot use the usual mortise guide to guarantee parallelity. Throughout this episode, we show how to preserve the accuracy we get with conventional mortising to ensure the joinery gives us the exactness we need. We also have wide tenons on longer lengths to fit the existing mortise holes of the posts, and small tricks of the trade will help you get the tight shoulder lines as you fit each one.