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Two New Uses for Loose Tenon Joinery – Part 1

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Blog entry by Randy Price posted 1124 days ago 3020 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The loose tenon is often used as a substitute for the mortise and tenon because in comparison it is quick and easy to make and is nearly if not as strong. The loose tenon can replace other joints as well and in the next two posts I will give examples of two new uses of the loose tenon joint.

New Use #1 – Substitution for a Cope and Stick Joint

In the following video I describe how a rather complicated cope and stick joint used in the construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright Frances W. Little Sconce was replaced with simple loose tenon joinery.

Thanks for reading,

Randy
www.randallprice.com

-- http://www.plankandplane.com



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Michael J

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#1 posted 1124 days ago

Nice video. You’re quite the piano player. :)

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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TheOldTimer

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#2 posted 1123 days ago

Great video and as stated above, Very nice music. Where can I get a plan for the light?

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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Randy Price

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#3 posted 1123 days ago

Thanks – you can order the plans from:

http://www.prairiedesigns.com/cart.pl?sku=L-2&action=detail&session_id=Ghy8fbIcQbjoHqu8UDMZPUkH

I’ve ordered a few plans and a book from there with no problems.

-- http://www.plankandplane.com

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HallTree

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#4 posted 1123 days ago

Thanks for the info for a loose tenon joint. What glue do you use the most?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Randy Price

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#5 posted 1123 days ago

Hi HallTree -

I use Titebond Original wood glue. I’ve tried others but find the original titebond works the best for me.

Thanks,

Randy

-- http://www.plankandplane.com

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