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Forum topic by stumpknocker posted 09-27-2010 03:48 AM 860 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2010 03:48 AM

I was fortunate enough to have been given some quantity of really nice mahogany from a neighbor who passed away. I am planning a dining table for my daughter but am still a little unsure about the joinery for breadboad ends. I am not sure I understand the “elongated” holes for other than the primary attachment point. Any advice would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 09-27-2010 06:26 PM

Elongating the holes allows for wood movement. A simple process of moving the drill bit back and forth. The hole only needs to be elongated in the tenon and only glue the top portion of the dowel to keep it from coming out.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 03:58 AM

Thanks for the reply. So, we are talking maybe a 1/16 of play or does it need to be more. I seem to remember an article where screws were used but I believe most of the time the traditional method calls for dowels.

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 04:20 AM

I would just elongate till the drill bit can’t remove any more material and cut the ends of the tenon at an angle to help deal with wood movement. I prefer the dowel method of attaching the bread board edge myself.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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