HOW TO BUILD A DOVETAIL DESK WITH WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS (PART ELEVEN)
By Joshua Farnsworth
In the above video, I show the second of two steps in drawboring a mortise and tenon joint to snug a tenon inside a mortise (in this case, tightening the desk apron’s tenon against the desk leg’s mortise). In this video I show how to make the pegs (or pins) and how to drive them into the holes to tighten the tenon.
Click here to go back to part 1, if you want to follow me as I build a historic hinged-top desk. Below you’ll find photos and the list of tools that I used to build this desk.
WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS THAT I USED:
Even though I have a helpful hand tool buying guide (here), I’m still often asked for a list of and links to the tools that I use in my videos, so here is a list of tools that I used in this series of video on desk building (I also included tools that I used in construction that wasn’t in the video):
MARKING & MEASURING:
MALLETS & HAMMERS: