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  • Wedged Mortise and Tenon

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 20, 2014
    Wedged Mortise and Tenon This joint will never loosen! By Tom Caspar Tap, tap, tap. The wedges go home, the glue squeezes out and a big smile lights up your face. “This joint isn’t coming apart for a hundred years,” you say. “It’s...
  • Mortising on the Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Mortising on the Drill Press Simple improvements make a mortising attachment work great. By Tim Johnson Even though they’re sexy, benchtop mortising machines aren’t the only power-tool option when it comes to cutting square-shouldered mortises...
  • Mortising on the Drill Press

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Mortising on the Drill Press Simple improvements make a mortising attachment work great. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking project story from AWBookstore.com . Even though they’re sexy, benchtop mortising machines...
  • Installing a Half-Mortise Door Lock

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 13, 2012
    During the 18th century, locks were often used on casework to secure spices, important papers, jewelry and other valuables. The most commonly used type of lock fits into a half-mortise (a mortise that’s open on one side). I use a combination of...
  • AW Extra 11/8/12 - Master Your Mortiser

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    Master Your Mortiser Shop-tested techniques guarantee great results. By George Vondriska The first time I used my benchtop mortiser was almost my last. It was tedious to set up, difficult to operate and my results stunk. But now the mortiser is my first...