Woodworking: Making tenons with hand tools
This tutorial shows how I cut tenons with simple hand tools.
I like to use the tried and true mortise and tenon when I make furniture. I also like to reduce the amount of wood dust I create. So I taught myself how to cut tenons with simple hand tools instead of power tools.
Here are the tools I use:
- Backsaw (16")
- Miter Box (I built my own to save money)
- Marking Gauge
- Jointer's Mallet
- Shoulder Plane
- Workbench with a vise
Making tenons with simple hand tools - Video Tutorial