My second collaboration with Editor Tom Casper and the outstanding staff at American Woodworker has hit the newsstands! Check out the May/June 2012 issue. Beginning on page 36 are step-by-step instructions on how to build a Gustav Stickley No. 53 Double Costumer — which is sometimes called a coat rack. What’s great about this seemingly simple 6 part project, is the unique way that Tom and I came up with for integrating through mortise and tenon joinery in big (over 2″ x 2″) posts without using a drill press, mortiser, or mallet and chisel. Check it out, I think you’ll find this a very easy way to begin mastering the through mortise and tenon. Drop me an email, or comment to this post, if you have any question about the project.