How to Turn a Perfect Tenon

Duration: 3:21

Mortise-and-tenon joinery is one of the most reliable we have, but if your tenons are not sized properly or they are inconsistent, it can be difficult to assemble your projects. Master woodworker George Vondriska reveals a shop trick that you can use to turn a perfect tenon for your woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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2 Responses to “How to Turn a Perfect Tenon”
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      Customer Service

      Hi John. Comfortable lathe height is subjective, depending both on operator preference and the type of work being done. That said, a good starting point is to position the lathe so that the centers are positioned approximately at the height of your elbow, or just an inch or two below. Just as a reference point, I’m primarily a bowl turner with an elbow height of 45″, and my lathe centers sit at 43″ which works well for me.