Chamfered Post Table and Mortise & Tenon Joints
To help answer comments on the creation of mortise and tenon joints for the Chamfer Post Table in Chapter Nine of my book, I’ve created the video below. This shows my recommended procedure for these joints – the book describes this starting on Step 15, Page 49, of Chapter Nine.
As with many SketchUp operations, there are alternate ways to obtain acceptable results. Dave Richards and I often repeat a preference for working with the assembled model to create and add detail to the components. This video and the book shows this style of modeling, particularly in the creation of the mortises using an X-ray view of the model.
On some computer screens, it may be too difficult to see the outline of the tenon where it intersects the face of the leg. Use Obit, Zoom, and Pan to get in close to the joint to enhance the view of the lines in X-ray. Otherwise, you will need to layout the mortise with guidelines on a copy of the leg pulled away from the assembly.
Note that Figure 16 on page 49 incorrectly shows the tenon length at 1 1/16-in. It should be 11/16-in.