Learn how to make a tenon for a mortise and tenon joint
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In this video, you'll learn how to make a tenon
Knowing how to make a tenon will enable you to add height to your creations, and assemble numerous wooden strutures
This technique will allow you to build, a stool, a ladder and many other wooden pieces
Caution, for this job you'll need
to make a tenon you'll need:
a small axe
a mallet or hammer
a wood chisel
you will also need
a large chopping block
and a wooden log
Making a tenon requires two steps, which we'll outline for you:
Step 1: Prepare the wood
Position one of the ends of the log on a flat and hard surface like a tree stump - so that the log doesn't get stuck in the ground
Spread your legs to avoid any risk of injury
Cut the end of the log down to size with the axe
Tilt the log at an angle, the axe should be swung vertically
Turn the log around so that the point of the tenon is in the middle of the log
Try to cut down a long section of the log
Careful, you don't need to cut down the tenon too thin - this could weaken the tip.
Step 2: Shave down with the chisel
Once the log has been largely cut down, you can use the wood chisel
Place the log directly on the ground and straddle it
Hit the chisel using the hammer
Make sure it's in the right direction, the bevelled edge towards you
Turn the log so that the tenon is in the middle of the log's diameter
Test the size of the tenon in the mortise
Don't forget to check out our video on how to make a mortise for more on this.
Now you know how to make a tenon!