The mortise and tenon is one of the strongest joints in woodworking and is used extensively in projects like tables, cabinet doors, and chairs. In this video, I detail the method that I use for chopping the mortise half of this fundamental joint.
I'm a passionate woodworking enthusiast of over 30 years, with an interest in the methods of pre-industrial joiners and cabinetmakers. I'm a furniture maker, teacher, and author, and I share my thoughts and experiences with the goal of educating and inspiring others who are pursuing the craft of traditional woodworking. In addition to writing about and teaching traditional woodworking, I also build commission pieces for customers, and speak at woodworking shows and seminars.