The Much Heralded Mortise and Tenon
End grain is not the best gluing surface, so it's fortunate that the Chinese artisans in the 12th century perfected an ancient joint that today allows us to maximize gluing surfaces while also permitting a more mechanical approach to joint making. Allow Woodcraft Magazine's® Contributing Editor, John English to teach you about the many types of mortise and tenon joints, as well as how to construct them.The Mission Finish Two Step
Originally, Mission furniture was finished by exposing the pieces to strong ammonia fumes. Gustov Stickley, the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement preferred fuming because of the way it mellowed white oak, accentuating the distinctive ray flecks without obscuring the surrounding grain. Follow Woodcraft Magazine's® Senior Editor, Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk through the process of creating a gorgeous grained, mission finish without the hazards or hassle of fuming.You will be able to download the pdf file from the Thank You page or from the Downloadable Product Email once your order is placed.The Editors of Woodcraft Magazine® have selected their best "technique" articles and are now making them available for download directly to your computer. Topics ranging from finishing to hand cutting dovetails will allow you to read, learn, and apply woodworking techniques that you once thought impossible. Seasoned woodworking professionals will lead you through the steps necessary to master these skills, making use of detailed color photography to provide additional insight into the process. While the skilled use of these techniques are important for a variety of woodworking applications, these articles will prove to be invaluable when undertaking projects in the Woodcraft Magazine® Classic™ Project Plans series.