What is a horn?

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Forum topic by minerjoe posted 03-04-2010 04:45 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2010 04:45 PM

I got an email from Woodworker’s Journal talking about tenons and such. One of the items was..”At the end of a stile, leave a horn to resist splitting”. I do not have a clue what they are talking about. I know what a stile is but not the rest.

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#1 posted 03-04-2010 04:52 PM

I believe the horn is the space between the joint and the end of the board. It is usually cut away after the joint is made.

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 06:14 PM

You got it John. The stiles can be any length you want them as long as they are longer than what is required. The excess is called the HORN !!!

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