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#1 posted 11-15-2012 02:26 PM

I misplaced two floating tenon mortises by 1/4in. (I had measured from the wrong side of the leg/stile). I ended up cutting two more mortises in that same piece. They overlapped by less than 1/64in so I sanded to fit.

I cut the “mistake” mortise floating tenons short, so they would fill the errant mortise holes and be flush. When I did my glue-up, just this past week, I made sure to treat those “fixed” M&Ts with glue as I clamped and glued the entire project. These “mistake” mortises were completely hidden by the matching 3/4in rails and are as strong as if I had not made this mistake in the first place. Only I know they are there.

Sure crossed my lucky stars on that one… 8-)

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