Finding your way to a well-fitting joint
Gary Rogowski offers an introductory look at tenons, detailing six variations of the ubiquitous joint, and offers a number of methods to cut a tenon with hand or power tools. If you have a limited number to cut, use his quick lesson on cutting a tenon with hand tools – you’ll need a marking gauge, backsaw, shoulder plane, and chisel. If you have to cut a number of tenons try one of his power tool methods, using a bandsaw, a radial-arm saw, a tablesaw, or a router.
From Fine Woodworking #142