Pinning a Mortise and Tenon Joint
A simple jig helps locate and drill holes for pinned joinery
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To pin mortise-and-tenon joints, Christian Becksvoort has devised a simple jig for aligning and drilling holes that are straight and with no tearout or wandering. In this video, the Fine Woodworking contributing editor demonstrates the process using an apron-to-leg joint on a small table. See how he creates custom dowels in a companion video.