The Key to Great M&T Joints: The Shoulder Plane

Ralph prefers to hand-make mortises, cutting the tenons oversize and then fitting them using a shoulder plane. In making the Butterfly Leaf Table, Ralph relies on this technique for creating the mortise and tenons in Episode 7.

In this Bonus Content video, Ralph demonstrates what defines a shoulder plane and how to use shoulder planes to both fit and position the tenon accurately.