- Dec 1, 2016
you might notice in the photo when i laser cut the notches in the knees they are cut all the way through. When i said in the above post about short cuts this is one of them. Once the ledge is joined into the notch there is no way of knowing if it is a half mortice or cut through without taking it apart.Cutting half-mortises for ledges is probably the most intimidating part of framing the deck. In the Blandford build, all the mortises are full thickness, so they can be cut out on a miniature table saw. The half mortises are a different story. Your method looks like a winner! I'll practice the technique a bit before framing my next deck. Thanks again!
You are not too deep into small details! Very informative.
I don't think you could ever provide too much practical information and descriptions on how to do something. What's really great is that you take the time to do it. It just goes to show that you don't need the most advanced miniature power tools to get the job done and done well.ok so I will continue
I did not want to go blow by blow thought by thought cut by cut when readers are thinking ok already get on with it.