Wedges

  One Wedge or Two? This joint is most readily found in knockdown designs. The wedged dovetail tenon is probably most popular in the Moravian workbench design. After making it I can see how it…

  Angled Mortises Are Square Mortises With a Lean This marking gauge is one of those brilliant tools from yesteryear. There are several instances of them to be found in historical Joiner inventories and little…

  Video Quick Links Chopping a Mortise Boring a Mortise Flaring the Mortise Making the Wedges Assembling the Joints No Kerf Wedged Tenon Wedges for All Seasons A thread in the Semester 1 forum started…

Building the Lathe Body It is time to move off the drawing board and on to actual woodworking. This time I will build the body and bed rails for the lathe and lock it all…

This time I focus on the tailstock or poppet/puppet, installing the live centers, and making the tool rest. There are a lot of different ways to build these and you can also shape them to…