|Forum topic by Ken Reidy||posted 06-13-2010 07:19 AM||751 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-13-2010 07:19 AM
I am building 3 gates with frame and panel construction and want to use a wedge in the tenons. The through mortises are 5 1/2” deep and the tenons are 5/8” thick by 1 3/4” wide. Hopefully the fit should be tight without them but for extra security, I though a wedge might be appropriate. What is the ration of length to width for the cut out in the tenon? I am assuming that the wedge should be of similar configuration only a little longer. I seem to remember hearing that a hole should be drilled at the base of the wedge cut out in the tenon to prevent splitting.
Any input would be humbly appreciated!