I was pondering the other day about various pieces of "mission style"
I'd like to build someday and thoughts of lots 'o M&T joinery came to
Of interest is where this style of stuff uses lots of rungs (for lack of
the proper word)
that are trapped between two rails. Think of a crib or jail cell 8^)
Consider a part that has standard 3/4 inch thick by, say, 2 inch rails
of some length
that need to have a dozen or so mortises cut for 3/8 inch square
tennons. This could be the
side of an end table or a cabinet door. Has anyone here
done this by taking a rail piece, planing it to 3/8" + 3/16", and
cutting the dozen mortises
with a dado blade? After the cuts are made, another rail of 3/16"
thickness is glued to the
dado'd piece to make a 3/4" thick rail with centered 3/8" mortises.
Assume the sides without rungs are hidden or otherwise so the through
hole created will not
If you have done this does the glue line created hide well enough to be
a non issue, assuming
the rail is made from like grained stock (or even resawn 1" stock)?
Is this nuts or a sound method for making a gazillion mortises in a rail
without a drill press
or morticing machine?