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 Post subject: Jan 17 quiz question
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:33 pm 
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When cutting mortice and tenon joinery what should be cut first, the mortise or the tenon? Why?


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Doesn't matter which you do first, which ever you think best. Just remember that you will need to do some "tweaking" of the fit. Because of this I cut the mortise first and then cut the tendon to fit. Tweaking with plane, saw, sandpaper and chisel as needed.

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I agree with Chuck. It is easier for me to make the tenon smaller than to make the mortise larger.and expect a good fit.

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Mortise first then fit tenon to mortise.

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Exactly what Chuck said!

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You're the man Chuck!

My tenons might fit after I cut my finger with the chisel and
then sand off the bandage. DAMHIK

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Chuck is right.

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This place is just to nice! Lets keep it there.

I thought this one might put the cat in with the pigeons but
people are too sensible!

In the past I have heard arguments on which should be done first
but never could see the point other then personal preferences.

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