Making A Template

Cut a tapered plywood tongue, with one side angled for marking dovetails in softwood and the other for dovetailing hardwoods (see page 82). Glue the tongue into a slot cut in a hardwood stock.

Chapter <) The mortise-and-tenon joint has a venerable history; it has been used for centuries to construct framed cabinets, chairs and tables. In its simplest form, the tenon, a tongue cut on the end of a rail, fits into a slot, the mortise, that is cut into a stile or leg. The basic construction has been developed and refined by generations of joiners and cabinetmakers, creating a variety of strong joints to suit different situations.

leg or stile

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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