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Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon with Mike Goldberg 02/27/20

Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon with Mike Goldberg 02/27/20
Highland Item # 993642

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Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon with Mike Goldberg

Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 05:30pm to 8:30pm
Class Size: 8
Hands-on Workshop

Whether building a boat, a house, a simple chair or back yard project, methods for joining two pieces of wood together are endless. There are nails, screws, bolts of all types, plates and brackets galore, but unfortunately they can end up looking unsightly. In addition, an inherent problem with combining metal fasteners & brackets with wood is that wood moves and metal doesn't, so over time the joint can weaken. In certain conditions, metal sweats, creating moisture that rots wood and, some types of wood can actually dissolve metal fasteners. Regardless of the disadvantages, the array of metal fasteners have a common engineered design that involve the basic premise of friction as the force holding two pieces of wood together. A simple, well made mortise & tenon provides adequate friction (and bearing) for a joint, without the drawbacks of metal fasteners and is a proven way to join wood together that has endured for centuries.
In this class, timber framer Mike Goldberg will teach you how to mark out and construct a mortise and tenon joint using hand tools. Emphasis will be on using hand-tool methods and techniques typically employed on exterior projects such as garden arbors and fence gates. You'll learn the details of sound joinery dimensioning & layout, as well as tips on cutting & chopping squarely and dealing with out-of -square lumber. You'll come away with a solid understanding of the mortise and tenon joint, allowing you to better explore the many available methods and tools for creating this joint in your own workspace.

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