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Re: Chiseling question
Posted By Warren in Lancaster, PA
Date Wednesday, 5 January 2022, at 8:46 a.m.

Warren in Lancaster, PA
I don't think Phil Lowe did much joinery hand work. On his video he holds up a chisel and says, "They call this a mortise chisel". And he holds up a plane and says" They call this a jack plane."

You and I would say "we call this a jack plane" and "we call this a mortise chisel" because we actually use these tools.

There is a rail to leg joint on the back of a chair where the rail comes in at an angle. On old work, the tenon is straight and the mortise is slightly angled in the leg. But Lowe, both at Williamsburg and on his "Art of Woodworking" video, angles the tenon into a straight mortise, because it lends itself to machine technique.


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