Gordon Dennison, UK

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Re: Wedge is the secret to perfect angled mortise-and-tenon joints


Take a look at "chair making simplified" by Garrett Hack.
He makes a clamping jig for a router based around a series of wedges cut to different angles for routing mortices in chair legs.
I used the same idea for my mortice machine, you have to get a little creative when supporting the legs sometimes as were not talking bog standard joinery here, were working with curved parts that need mortices angled to different degrees. The simple answer is yes you can.

I copied this chair but used loose tenons so I cut the mortice into the stretchers as well, again you need to get creative with your wedges and supports, but that's the joy and challenge of being a woodworker. Its all about problem solving and pushing ourselves.

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