Figure 3-54.-Dado and rabbet joint.
all the way through the mortised member (figure 3-47). A joint in which the tenon does penetrate all the way through is a through mortise-and-tenon joint (figure 3-55). Besides the ordinary stub joint (view A), there are haunched joints (view B) and table-haunched joints (view C). Haunching and table-haunching increase the strength and rigidity of the joint.
The layout procedure for an ordinary stub mortise-and-tenon joint is shown in figure 3-56. The shoulder and cheek cuts of the tenon are shown in figures 3-57 and 3-58. To maintain the stock upright while making the cheek cuts, use a push board similar to the one shown in figure 3-58. Tenons can also be cut with a dado head by the same method previously described for cutting end half-lap joints.
Figure 3-55.-Stub (view A), haunched (view B), and table-haunched (view C) mortise-and-tenon joints.
Figure 3-56.-Layout of stub mortise-and-tenon joint.
Figure 3-57.-Making tenon shoulder cut on a table saw.
Figure 3-58.-Making tenon cheek cut on a table saw using a push board.Continue Reading