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mortise

[′mȯrd·əs]
(engineering)
A groove or slot in a timber for holding a tenon.

Mortise

A rectangular slot cut into one piece of timber, into which a tenon or tongue from another piece is fitted to form a joint.

mortise

A hole, cavity, notch, slot, or recess cut into a timber or piece of other material; usually receives a tenon, but also has other purposes, as to receive a lock.
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This study determined the planing, turning, shaping, boring, and mortising properties of white spruce wood grown in plantations and compared them with those of trees harvested in natural stands.
The same specimens were also tested for the mortising and boring.
Mortising was carried out with a drilling machine equipped with a 13- by 13-mm hollow chisel mortising accessory.
The mortising properties were evaluated on the lateral and transverse faces of mortises.
Therefore, it would be useful to select white spruce trees with more uniform density within the growth ring so as to expect better mortising of that wood.
Greda's POKER, from Macoser, is a CNC machining center developed to execute several operations, including boring, tenoning, mortising, milling and end cutting.