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G&G Desk #3: Part 3

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 08-23-2014 03:36 AM 1240 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 12:25 AM

Looks like she’s coming along nicely!

By the way, how do you like the loose tenon system as opposed to the standard mortise and tenon? I’ve thought about trying it, but it seems you need to build a jig for every mortise, and that seems like a lot more work than the regular system.

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GarageWoodworks

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 12:34 AM

New jig for every mortise? Not at all. The trickiest part is the end grain mortises and I made a jig years ago (before my mortiser was built) that is pretty easy to use.

See here.

Advantages to loose tenons:

1) Don’t need to add extra length for each piece to account for tenon.
2) No problems lining up shoulder cuts around the stock with loose tenons.
3) Make a tenon too thin? Make another and insert.
4) Double tenons are a breeze.
5) I could think of more :)

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