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Shop Update for 3/17/17: Boring a Through Mortise

Save This Technique for Large Mortises

I got a lot of questions after I chopped out a through mortise last week about whether boring the mortise is a valid approach. So this week I used my brace and augers to bore out the bulk of the waste and then pare back to the lines. Plus I got to take my new Raamtang appliance for a spin. I think you will see that the process is not actually any faster. But when you have really large mortises that exceed the sizes of your chisels, boring out the waste definitely makes sense.

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