Fitting a square hole and corresponding square peg together is a convenient mechanical joint for a variety of assemblies. In this class I will demonstrate a variety of techniques which can be used to accomplish this task and create well-fitting and functional mortise and tenon joinery. Topics covered will include; anatomy of the joint, rationale for layout and proportions, hand-cut mortising (techniques and tools), machine-cut mortising, hand-cut tenons, machine cut tenons (with and without jigs), dowel riving and drawbore pinning. Terms you will understand by the end of class include, haunch, drawbore, wedged, dual tenon, and riven. Tools used will include mortising gauge, marking gauge, scribe, joinery mallet, carcass saw, tenon saw, router plane, rebate/rabbit plane, bench chisels, mortising chisels (English and Western), dowel plate, square mortising machine, table saw, dado stack, and tenoning jig.
The cost is $24.96 for Knox Makers members, $49.96 for General Public