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A tenon is simple, just make some cuts in a table saw.

Now, a mortise... without one of those mortise machines.. how can I make one?.

I saw the other day some very complex router based apparatuses... not for me :P.

Any newbie-proof way of making them?.

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A tenon is simple, just make some cuts in a table saw.

Now, a mortise... without one of those mortise machines.. how can I make one?.

I saw the other day some very complex router based apparatuses... not for me :P.

Any newbie-proof way of making them?.

Thanks.
plenty...
you want to learn how to do them by hand or machine...
what do you have for marking gages, chisels, forstner bits, drill press and router???
what size do you want???
how deep???
all the way through???

lots on the subject right here...
pay attention to the .pdf's...

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The idea is to make a structure for a router table.

I want to joint together some pine 2"x4" (I hate speaking in inches btw ) to make the legs and the basic core structure.

For that I think mortise and tenon would be a good enough joint.

I will check those pdf.
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The idea is to make a structure for a router table.

I want to joint together some pine 2"x4" (I hate speaking in inches btw ) to make the legs and the basic core structure.

For that I think mortise and tenon would be a good enough joint.

I will check those pdf.
you don't talk in inches, I'll never understand what yur talking about...

so what do you have on hand to make mortises with... we do mortises here...

take a short cut to those pdf's and look at the bottom of the window to the left w/ my face in it and click on my uploads...
lots to choose from...

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Pablo; are you talking about building up a laminated plank with 2 x 4's edge to edge?
Like a workbench top? Tongue and groove style?
If so, that's way easier than M&T joinery.
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The idea is to make a structure for a router table.

I want to joint together some pine 2"x4" (I hate speaking in inches btw ) to make the legs and the basic core structure.

For that I think mortise and tenon would be a good enough joint.

I will check those pdf.
So you want to join some 56mm by 112mm. We're used to hopping from foot to cm in England now. And some 'metric' measurements are suspiciously imperial. Plaster boards in France are 1120 x 2240.

Good luck with the mortises. Unless I'm doing loads I use a chisel.
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The idea is to make a structure for a router table.

I want to joint together some pine 2"x4" (I hate speaking in inches btw ) to make the legs and the basic core structure.

For that I think mortise and tenon would be a good enough joint.

I will check those pdf.
I have built several things for the workshop using 2x4 construction type material. Simple lap joints have worked just fine for me. Glue and clamp them together and maybe stick 'em with a nail or two or a few screws and you should be good to go.

It's not fine furniture but strong enough for a working environment.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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I have built several things for the workshop using 2x4 construction type material. Simple lap joints have worked just fine for me. Glue and clamp them together and maybe stick 'em with a nail or two or a few screws and you should be good to go.

It's not fine furniture but strong enough for a working environment.
I think Pablo is trying for several birds w/ just one stone....
building his table is practice for bigger and greater things...
now all he has to do decide on style/type...
there's just too many of them till he narrows it down...
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more...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortise_and_tenon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodworking_joints

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I prefer this one for corners/returns...


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