- 21 Feb 2009
- Reaction score
- West Yorkshire
I can see that Jacob, to be avoided if posisible of course.Chisel can be difficult - if you press too hard you can get a break out.
I just use DT saw held clear of the surface by as little as possible, then a couple of strokes with a sharp fine set block plane. Dowels and tenons the same.
I use a sliding cut, side to side, with gradual movement forwards. The, bevel edge, chisel which is most often to hand is my 3/4", about 19mm to youngsters, I find that works well. With a block plane the cutting edge protrudes from the reference surface, sole of the plane, whereas with a chisel, used bevel up, the edge is part of the reference surface. No marking of the surrounding surface. That last bit you know of course but others may not have twigged it.
Each to their own favourite method of course.