I am fascinated with the mortise and tenon joint, as well as, frame and panel construction. The most current issue of Fine Woodworking set me off on a path to add pegged joints to my frame and panel quilt chests. I like the look of the peg and appreciate the extra strength and longevity that a pegged joint will add to my projects.
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Drawbored Mortise and Tenon - FWW Video - Matthew Teague
I am still playing with this process. but thought I would share where I am at in learning how to peg mortise and tenon joints. I am experimenting with a blind peg (i.e. one that doen’t go all the way thru the mortise) and thru-pegged joints. I made pegs from both American Cherry and Brazilian Cherry. I like the constrast of the darker brazilian cherry peg.