Matthew Melton completes the work on the tenon, by finishing it with a chisel and a plane
The first stage of cutting a tenon on a large piece of oak to make a mortice and tenon joint. Working deep in the woodlands Matthew Melton demonstrates how to cut the "shoulders" of a tenon using a crosscut saw to cut across the grain precisely. In the next video he uses a circular saw to rip cut down the grain
A look at early medieval wood work techniques with evidence from documents, and archaeological finds. A team from the East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership demonstrate their skillls in turning round logs into square timber.