26 Jul Marks out of 10?
The Birds Beak Joint was a great place to start, an interesting combination of a mortice and tenon and a half lap joint. I resisted the urge to lash out on the joint with the saw and took a moment to establish where the waste was. When there are so many marking lines flying in all different directions it can be easy to make a mistake.
I forgot to consider the width of my narrowest chisel and as a result the gap between the birds beak and the tenon was a little tight. As you can see below there’s not a lot of room so if you’re having a go make the gap slightly wider than your narrowest chisel or use some thicker stock.
With both sides roughed out it was time for a test fit.
There was a little bit of cleaning up to be done on the mortice as this was quite tight, but eventually it all went together nicely.
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What joint should I try next?