Now that you’ve reviewed the Fesstool morticer, which would you recommend for the home woodworker, it or the Leigh Mortising jig? Ignore the cost differential. I’m talking about general utility in the overall of furniture building. I can see that the Fesstool would be handier from the “grab and join” standpoint. However, if one is building standing cabinets, desks, and chests, are its joints beefy enough? You implied that possibly its joints are inadequate for dining tables, but are fine for general chair building. What about joints on settees or sofas? I’m merely big, not huge but if I flop down at the end of a trying day I’d rather not have the joint snap on me. It’s happened before and is both annoying and just a bit embarrassing! I’m starting to seriously outfit my shop and would like to be able to make plenty of mortice and tenon joints and do it without having an entire shelf of options. That runs into money really fast!
Edited 1/12/2007 9:03 pm by Oldsarge