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Thorsen Table Challenge #9: An Ounce of Prevention !

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-28-2007 01:14 AM 827 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Working my way down !! Part 9 of Thorsen Table Challenge series Part 10: Making pegs my way ! »

I was going to draw bore peg the breadboard to the top today, but I had to do some fixing instead.
I made the tenons the same length as the plan showed, they should have been longer, so there wasn’t enough material. I was afraid of the peg holes breaking out.

You should have about 3/8”, & I only had 1/4”.

To remedy this I epoxied some nails across the ends similar to the torsion bar on a guitar neck .

After I was all done I thought I could have glued in a wooden spline instead.

I guess working arond iron for many years, I couldn’t get it out of my system. LOL

Maybe this could help someone else.

Here are some images of what I did.

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Don

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#1 posted 04-28-2007 01:43 AM

Dick, those nails should add strength.

Are there two tenons at each end?

Also, I wonder if you are not setting up the same potential problem here that Mark did with his breadboard ends.

Draw-bore pegs are designed to create a very tight joint by driving a peg through offset holes. However, the purpose of a breadboard end is to hide the end grain whilst accommodating the lateral expansion/contraction of the top. Consequently, the attachment of a breadboard end to the top is such that it is firm fixed at a center point (usually glued and pegged) with floating fixes on their side of center (usually elongated slots of some kind with no glue). So my question is, do you think that draw-bore joinery will accommodate wood movement?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-28-2007 02:10 AM

I think it should work. I have three tenons on each end. The peg holes in the top on two side tenons are oblong to allow movement. I may or may not glue the center.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 04-28-2007 02:19 AM

Yep, Dick that should work. I agree, if the draw-bore pegs work well without being overly tight, I think you can get away with no glue at all.

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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oscorner

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#4 posted 04-28-2007 01:23 PM

Nice fix, Dick. I’m surprised that you didn’t notice this when you originally made the peg holes, with all of your experience and the fine work you’ve displayed. Better late than never, I guess. I’ll have to put that trick in my bag for future use.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 04-28-2007 01:29 PM

I wasn’t planning on draw bore pegging when I started this project. FWW had ran the article after I’d had everthing cut. So this is my insurance,

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 04-28-2007 01:43 PM

I knew it! You’re too good a woodworker for it to have been an oversight.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 04-28-2007 04:06 PM

Nice save…. and now you can tell people that despite using nails in the joinery of the project, the whole thing is still held together with nothing but wood. (to a bunch of confused, non-lumberjocks).

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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