413 Maple Child’s Dresser Pt.4

February 18, 2010

Today’s episode of the dresser build concentrates on making tenons that fit tightly in the mortises we made last week for the drawer rails. It’s important to have the tenons fit snug into their mortises but not so tight they split the mortised component.

My preferred method of cutting tenons is to cut them a little oversized and then refine them down to the correct size by lightly paring the waste. But rather than writing about it,let’s take a look at it.

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  1. dryhter says:

    Hey Matt,
    Another good episode.
    I think the pronunciation for trimming down the wood with a chisel is “sounds like-pair”.
    Anyways. . .. . looking forward to more videos.


  2. bob says:

    good show. It is nice to see a woodworker whose workbench looks like mine when I am working on something. And I love to practice dovetails and other joints when I am building stuff. All of my shelvs and work tables have dovetails and halflaps and tenon and mortise in them.

  3. rab says:

    Hey Matt…

    Just wanted to say how impressed I am with the consistency of your posts. Don’t know how long you can keep it up. But in the meantime, you are the winner of the Most Consistent Poster Award!

    Thanks for all your efforts to keep us instructed and entertained!

    • Matt says:

      After four years I’ve almost got it down to a snap…that and the periodic vacation to rejevunate and think of more shows and features to add to it LOL.

      Thanks for checking it out.

  4. Will says:

    Hi Matt,

    Your podcasts are awsome! I Just found your website after listening to Wood Talk Online with Marc. You guys are the real deal and I really appreciate how you share your knowledge. Keep up the good work!

  5. Matt Hartley says:

    Matt, very much enjoying this series 🙂 keep up the great work

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