Just finishing up a pair of the James Krenov style “Smart Sawhorses” in the Dec 09 isssue of FWW. I’ll put pics up in the project area after they’re finished.
Looking for advice from you advanced jocks-specifically, how wide do you typically cut the kerfs in the through tenons to accept the wedges. Or, from another perspective, how thick should the leading edge of the wedge be?
I’ve used this joint in other projects (see my blanket chest pics) but always have had the problem of the wedges cracking at the tips when they’re pounded into the through tenons. Causes lots of extra work in repairing the joint with little pieces of wood-a real pain!
On the sawhorses, I cut the kerfs in the tenons on my bandsaw, so think their width was probably no more than 1/16th. This caused me to use wedges with a very thin front edgel-with the usually results.
Can you guys help?