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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 2736 days ago 1001 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks

I’ve been tinkering with the design of my new table idea again. The corner joint in articular.

Originally I was going to mitre the corners and use loose tenons or a double row of biscuits. But as I machine up the raw timber needed for the design I can tell it is going to be a physically heavy piece. The old brain cells started to twitch…......

So I knocked up a test joint last night. What do you think? It goes together well, has a mitred corner but lots of glue area and is a physically tough joint. It can be batch cut on the table saw easily enough, too.

I am going to dovetail in the lower rail under the drawer. Well, it’s more a panel than a rail, but with the new corner joint it will tie the piece together strongly. What do you think?

Cheers

Phil
Corner joint for my table



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Obi

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#1 posted 2736 days ago

WOW, I like it! I’ve saved it to my puter so I can work on it. looks like 2 1/4 inch stock.

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2736 days ago

Just Beautiful!

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cabinetman

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#3 posted 2736 days ago

You may be able to set up using this bit.

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 2736 days ago

Thanks Guys! It’s an interesting looking joint, not too difficult to cut. The joint is made up of thirds (if that makes sense!)
I’m going to be using 8/4 stock for the top and 5/4 stock for the sides so I may need to play around with the joint dimensions a little. But it is a sturdy joint – it will be a pity it is hidden from view!
Cheers
Phil

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#5 posted 2736 days ago

and so I see another project for the future – where this is visble!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Philip Edwards

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#6 posted 2736 days ago

Debbie
I’ve started putting photo’s of my new project here.
Now you can keep tabs on me ;)
Best regards
Phil

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2736 days ago

excellent !! I’ll be watching

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#8 posted 2736 days ago

That’s an interesting joint, Phillip. Is it your own design? If so I dub it the “Phillips Joint”

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

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Philip Edwards

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#9 posted 2736 days ago

Don
I wish!! I found it on the Woodrat website in the gallery. It has an oriental look to me, and they are the masters of interesting and amazing joints!
I hope to cut a final test piece tomorrow and then the weekend will see some serious progress on the table (my wife and daughter are out Saturday so I can get some quality ‘shop time!!)
Cheers
Phil

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scottb

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#10 posted 2736 days ago

Looks great. I’d worry a bit about the short grain on the tenon, but I reckon with how they interlock, the sheet size of stock your using and all the glue surface it wouldn’t much matter. reminds me a bit of how they’d box together a leg in old arts and crafts furniture – akin to what that router bit cabinetman posted…

perhaps if you make a modification to it, then it can be the Phillips joint?

-- 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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Obi

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#11 posted 2736 days ago

Phil doesn’t need to invent it to have it dubbed the “Phillips Joint”, all he has to do is make it famous. I second it. Hey, that’s a nice looking “Phillips Joint” you got there. When you do a google search for “Phillips Joint” this blog will be on the list, and Phil will be famous. All for a joint he didnt create. Way to go Phil

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Philip Edwards

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#12 posted 2735 days ago

Obi
I like the way you’re thinking!!! Thanks!! :)
Phil

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