Hand-Made Mortise and Tenon Joints
Learn to make four kinds of mortise and tenon joints with hand tools.
- Sat, 12/9/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Sun, 12/10/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Sat, 12/16/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Sun, 12/17/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat, 12/9/2023 - Sun, 12/17/2023
Mortise and tenon joints are one of the most common types of joinery in furniture making. This class focuses on four variations — blind, drawbore, through, and wedged mortise and tenons.
You'll learn how to make mortises, cut tenons (and repair them when things don’t work out so well), make dowels, and apply these skills to your joinery. The crowning achievement will be what is widely recognized as the strongest joint in woodworking — the wedged mortise and tenon — a beautiful and virtually indestructible joint.
The instructor will introduce and teach proper use of tools you may be unfamiliar with, such as a spokeshave, dowel maker, router plane, and brace and bit.
- Skill Level: Intermediate. Most of the time will be spent learning to make the joints, rather than on learning to use basic hand woodworking tools. You should have experience with layout tools, saws, chisels, and planes.
- This is not a project class. You will make samples of each type of joint.
- Ages 14 and up are welcome.
- You must wear closed-toe shoes.
- View BARN's current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
- For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program.
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