I got a little nudge to follow up on something I promised to talk more about which is how to do those joints in Danish furniture where the rails meet at the same height on a post of a chair leg.
From the first time I made these chair joints until now I have made them the same each time in designs that require this type of joint. I have not had one fail yet. Honestly I had wondered for a long time just how the factory made there joinery. Turns out it is the same. I discovered some photos of an antique one that was for sale and the joint had come apart and there was my answer. I don’t think it takes a real genius to figure this out but it is nice to have confirmation when you see a factory example of it to confirm you aren’t making substandard joinery.
So I will let the pictures speak for themselves especially since I am heading out of town for the weekend and my time is a bit crunched.
By the way I do cut the mortise on the slot mortiser. You could use a router as a substitute but couldn’t make any recommendations on how to use one of those things.