plunge router with 1/4" upspiral bit
wood chisel or sandpaper
2 pieces of wood ( I am showing you on a leg and an apron)
2. Set your fence at the width your tenon needs to be. Using your miter fence, push the board through several times pulling it away from the fence each time.
3. Flip the board over and repeat the process.
4. If you don't want your tenon be be full height, set the saw blade at the height of your tenon and set your fence at the width you'd like to trim.
2. Clamp the board in place.
3. Set your plunge router bit the depth of your tenon.
4. Push your router into the mark and pull out, outlining the entire mortise hole.
5. Push the router back in at the point furthest away from you and pull toward you to straighten the sides.
6. Either square up the mortise corners with a chisel OR round the tenon corners with sandpaper.
7. Test fit the joint. It should be snug. Make any necessary adjustments.