Chop a Mortise by Hand
Learn the basics to cutting a haunched mortise with a chisel
In this video excerpt, longtime woodworker, author, and teacher Frank Klausz goes step by step through the process of cutting a haunched mortise. This traditional joint is used in a number of situations, including joining table legs to aprons and joining stiles and rails on a frame-and-panel door. Klausz reveals his favorite tools and tricks for producing strong mortise-and-tenon joinery.