Guided Chisel for Bridle Joints

A block of wood clamped to your stock makes an excellent guide for your chisel as you clean the bottom of the female portion of a bridle joint.  Just make sure that the block of scrap wood that you are using as a guide is square to your stock.

I completed all of the female portions of my bridle joints tonight which will make up the outer frame of my breakfast tray.  Next up are the male sides which I will make similar to a traditional integral tenon.  See how I cut the cheeks.



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