Help - I'm stuck need some advice on this joint

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Letorix posted 10-21-2011 11:49 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Letorix's profile


119 posts in 1923 days

10-21-2011 11:49 PM

There will be a 1 inch face on the vise, and I need to take into account of the dog hole. But the leg is 3 3/4” x 6 7/8”. I’m doing rising dove tails on the rest and thought of doing an offset or a half one but it looks like it would significantly weaken things. I really wanted the side of the leg flush with the stationary part of the vise.

So now I’m stuck trying to get an idea on what the best joint would be and how I should handle the dog hole.

Experts to the rescue please!

3 replies so far

View Letorix's profile


119 posts in 1923 days

#1 posted 10-22-2011 05:40 AM

Thanks but that leg is one of the three for the other locations, I sketched out the size of things on the table and a rising dovetail doesn’t see to make sense. Would an offset mortise and tenon make sense? If so, what do you think the minimum size should be? I could offset it to fit between the dog holes I guess.

View Al Killian's profile

Al Killian

85 posts in 2045 days

#2 posted 10-23-2011 04:21 AM

I would also do the dt with a wedge in the middle. It will be plenty strong.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

View Letorix's profile


119 posts in 1923 days

#3 posted 10-24-2011 03:54 AM

Well I sat and looked this for a good while after your suggestions, but being tight is not my concern. Racking forces breaking off the face side of the vise is. I decided to go with off-set through tenon. This will give a little more support I think. I’ll just 3 legs of fun vs four with the rising dovetails.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics