How to Trim Proud Joinery Flush
Furniture maker Tim Rousseau demonstrates his techniques for flushing proud dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joinery
Woodworking is a craft for the finicky: an art that requires patience, attention to detail, and the ability to think a few steps ahead. Even an operation as seemingly simple as flush-trimming proud joinery can lead to horrible blowout if handled incorrectly.
When it comes to flushing up dovetail joints and through-tenons, furniture maker Tim Rousseau usually turns to his handplanes, but there are other options. In this short video, Rousseau highlights some of his favorites, including a super-simple router jig that makes flush trimming a breeze.