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I’ve developed a hand tool method I use all the time in my own woodworking for developing that perfect mortise and tenons on frames like doors and framed panels. We’ve never published this in any form before now; not online, in any book, blog, how-to, video, DVD and it’s not available on YouTube or any social media either.







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  1. Aaron on 23 August 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Monthly price is well worth the money. Best investment made hands down. It’s not the tools. It’s the knowledge. You’ll get it here.

    • Aaron on 23 August 2017 at 1:04 pm

      And by the way, this method works perfect.

  2. JulioT on 23 August 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Fantastic! It’s perfect for those (like me) that have a little problem with keeping the chisel vertical.

    I have a little question, Paul: do you know if this method will damage the vise if you use it for a long time? Unfortunately, actual vises are not so strongs like a good Record vise used to be. If my vise is a leg vise made with beech wood and a 24 mm square screw shaft, do you think it will stand the strong hammering when it comes to make mortise holes in strong woods?

    Thank you very much.

  3. Tom Angle on 23 August 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Also there is a forum there that is very friendly and the people are eager to share advice.

  4. Bpower on 23 August 2017 at 8:52 pm

    If you need practical practice do the coffee table build on wwmc. I’m just about to do glue up on that project and I feel a lot more confident with my mortise and tenon joints. It’s an amazing project with lots of them to practice on. 🙂

    • Paul Sellers on 23 August 2017 at 8:56 pm

      I probably overdid the amount but it is a perfect training vehicle and I did love making that project.24 mortise and tenons as I recall. Wait till you get to the rocking chair with 46 I think.

      • Bpower on 23 August 2017 at 9:17 pm

        I really can’t wait to do that project but I think the dining chair is next for me. 🙂

  5. Uwe Born on 7 September 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I built a workbench in 2016, which is a bit different from your bench. But I used all the methods and techniques, I learned from your videos and I chose the recommended height too. I still couldn’t be happier with my bench!
    But in fact, chopping square mortises was really difficult for me, a bloody beginner. With this new method, it will be much easier to get precise results.
    Thank you so much Paul!!!

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