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Joshua Howe

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 05:25 PM

Hey Man,
Don’t over think it you have already cut to much off for standard dovetail or tenon joint so that eliminates a lot of ideals so one way of looking at it as you don’t have to think about those. So your ops are: loose tenon, dowel, biscuit(had one for breakfast), or pocket hole. If the top on this table is solid use pocket hole screws to fasten and glue taking this is a table not real sure on the “project”. loose tenon is probably the hardest but guess what no one will be able to see how sloppy your holes are anyway dowels are easy don’t let them fool you just drill the holes in the cherry first because thats ur angle buy some dowels and dowel thing abobs with the metal point that go in the hole. before drilling make sure everything is the same size drill straight hehehe! so if your looking at the angle the long end or the end on the out side drill so the dowel is at the farthest from here. basicly imagine dowel coming straight out of puduka int angle cherry you wont to get as much depth into cherry so not the long outside point but the short inside part of the angle I could draw you a pic. so okay dowel didnt line up right no prob its all hidden either redrill wobble the hole or over size the hole so now hole is to big for dowel epoxy dowel in hole then glue her together simple just remember not to focus on dumb things like what a joint looks like when you cant see it. Joint ar meant to add strength. loosen tenon pretty much the same way but two holes and a little chisel work same concept though. good luck have fun and dont worry about the joint just smoke it.HEHE! I kid!

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