Simple Tape Trick for Tight Fitting Through-MortisesLearn a simple trick for tighter through mortise-and-tenon joints with the help of humble painter’s tape
Getting through-mortises perfectly aligned on each side of a board can be tricky business. Any misalignment can wreak havoc on your joints and cause unsightly gaps on the finished piece. In this excerpt from Fine Woodworking executive art director Mike Pekovich’s Video Workshop series on building a Glass-Front Cabinet, you’ll learn how simple blue painters tape can assist you in perfectly aligned through-mortises for a crisp and tight fitting joint.
Mike, been a long time subscriber to FWW and FHB. Over last couple of weeks I have been trying to hand cut dovetails, instead of using my Leigh jig. NOT GREAT results! But today I read your "Tale of the Tape Article" in issue #240. Great tip, yielding very nice results. Thanks so much!
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