In this video Will Myers shows how to cut, chop, and wedge a very strong mortise & tenon joint while building the historical Moravian Workbench at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School. This free tutorial is an excerpt of the 2-disc DVD “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers” (buy it here).


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This particular wedged tenon is part of the beautiful white oak leg vice. The DVD shows how beginners can build this collapsible workbench with hand tools.

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Here are a few more photographs that I shot during the filming at The Woodwright’s School:

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And here’s the original Moravian workbench at Old Salem in North Carolina:

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