The best part of woodworking might be the precision required. Getting the fit of a well made joint just right feels great. Or maybe the best part is working with the tools and wood. Using the grain to highlight your work and having sharp tools to make just the cuts you need. It's hard to say which is better. But this week will give each person at the bench a great helping of joinery work and in the end you'll end up making some great sawhorses.
Join us as we build a set of sawhorses. We'll used blind and through mortise and tenons. This type of joinery is used for everything from mallets to chair construction. Learn accurate lay-out methods and get practice hand chopping and routing out these mortises. Fitting a tenon requires a bit of patience and some accuracy. You'll discover methods for hand cutting tenons and fitting with shoulder planes for that perfect shoe horned fit.