Figure 3-36.--Making a coping joint.
4. Set the saw the depth of the cheek above the
5. Set the fence the width of the shoulder away
from the saw. Then make the cheek cuts, as shown
in figure 3-40. To steady the stock against the
fence, use a feather board like the one shown
clamped to the table. To maintain the stock
Figure 3-35.--Slip feather reinforcement.
upright, use a push board, like the one shown in
1. Make the shoulder cuts first.
You can also use a dado head to cut tenons.
Use the same method described before for cutting
2. Set the saw the depth of the shoulder above
end half-lap joints.
3. Set the rip fence the length of the tenon
A hollow-chisel mortising machine cuts mortises
away from the saw. Remember to measure from a
mechanically. The cutting mechanism on this
sawtooth set to the left. Make the shoulder cuts, as
machine consists of a boring bit encased in a square
shown in figure 3-39.
hollow steel chisel. As the mechanism presses into