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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 468 days ago

I normally prefer standard shouldered tenons for their superior resistance to racking forces.
However, open mortises allow the rail or stile to be inserted after subassembly. For instance on carcase construction, you could glue up a front rail first and drop a rear rail in later.

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