Rabbet Detail

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Tenon protrudes Vu in. beyond stile.

Bore Vi6-in. dia. holes to prevent splitting.

An ca»y way to rip uniform wedge* is to use a eut-ofl* Imix and ail angled Nook. For strength, die long grain should run down the length of eaeh wedge.

the faces of the rails and stiles may not register exactly.

An ca»y way to rip uniform wedge* is to use a eut-ofl* Imix and ail angled Nook. For strength, die long grain should run down the length of eaeh wedge.

the faces of the rails and stiles may not register exactly.

Through Mortises and Tenons

I decided to use haunched mortise and tenon joints on these mirrors because they keep as much solid wood as possible at the end of the stiles lor maximum strength. (See Fig. 1.) I roughed out the mortises with a simple shop-made slot mortiser, though you could make the mortises on the drill press, or cut them by hand. (See aw «18 and «26 for more on mortising.) To finish the mortises. I pared them with a chisel, taking care to keep the outside edges clean and precise since they would show in the finished joint.

Next came the tenons. It can be tricky to work exposed through tenons because you need to fit each one without damaging the finished cheeks. My method is to cut the tenon just a hair oversize (about in.) on the tablesaw. That way, when I lightly plane and scrape the cheeks to remove the saw marks, I end up with a perfect fit.

I cut the cheeks on the tablesaw, using a shop-made tenoning jig that holds the workpiece vertically against the fence. Then I bandsawed most the waste, set up a stop block on my table-saw's cutoff box and sawed the shoulders. (See aw «14 for a cutoff box plan.) Next, I turned the rails on edge, established [A(rin. deep shoulders using the same stop block, and made a series of cuts to remove the waste along the edge of the tenon. Finally. I bandsawed the sloping haunches and fit each tenon cheek, using a rabbet plane and cutting lightly across the grain.

Finishing the surface of the tenons was a simple matter of scraping and sanding, though 1 did work carefully,

Attach felt strips to raised tongue.

Screw panels to back frame,

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