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Posted on Using loose tenons in building furnture

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#1 posted 09-27-2007 07:19 AM

Hey Betsy,

There have been quite a few torture tests lately. They are a real plough to read. My basic statement is that I really don’t care if it takes the weight of 3 grown men or 3 1/2, to dance a fandango on my table to break it. Loose tenon joinery is, for all intents and purposes, just as strong as traditional M and T. Some will even say stronger as longer fibers are supported with long grain to long grain glue. I dunno, I use alot of loose tenon joinery with my Domino, as well as traditional M and T…I havn’t experienced a failure in either.

That being said, don’t choose one type of joinery over another for fear of making a mistake. Just my opinion.

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