1. Why angle the mortise this time rather than angling the tenon as we’ve done in the past? Did Paul discuss this detail somewhere? Is the angle just too big, which would make short grain on the tenon?

    1. I asked Paul’s apprentice, John and he gave the following reply:
      That’s right, the tenons aren’t very long, so angling these would increase the chances of them splitting (since the grain could go either way).

      Also, it would be near impossible to clamp if the tenons were angled.

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