Mortise & Tenon
There are several good ways to make a mortise and tenon joint. The trick is determining which one is best for the task at hand.
Mortise and tenons are often the backbone of a woodworking project. And with the power tools available today there are several ways of creating both the mortise and the tenon. Drill press, router, dado blade, tenon jig, and dedicated hollow chisel mortisers, this article explains the pros and cons of each method.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.