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Mortise and Tenon Joint

The tenon, formed on the end of a member generally referred to as a rail, is inserted into a square or rectangular hole cut into the corresponding member. The tenon is cut to fit the mortise hole e…

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Black Walnut Mortise and Tenon bench with Wenge inlay. I deburred but left rough sawn to contrast with the top outboard legs.

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Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint known to mankind. While the specific provenance of the joint is unknown, I'm willing to bet the inventor wasn't a virgin. NSFWIn the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd

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