More Dovetails then Mortise and Tennons

Saturday, July 6, 2013: The day started with half blind dovetails. Again, with a few tips and methods to improve our accuracy, we cut half blinds until lunch.

After lunch, we dove into the mortise and tennon joint. After a quick demonstration of the basic process, Paul presented more methods to improve accuracy. His chopping method is excellent, and gives extremely accurate results. All of these joints were done as through tennons, allowing us to evaluate the mortise and tennon components at the fully assembled state. A loose component will jeopardize the joint strength.

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This completed the foundational workshop, and we will resume class Monday morning.

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