|Forum topic by Pabs||posted 11-15-2011 03:39 AM||5171 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
11-15-2011 03:39 AM
ok… so I just finished doing 30 mortise and tenon joints. for the mortises I used a router and a 3/8 straight bit.. worked great for making the holes…
Festools makes the domino jointing machine
you then buy the biscuits that look more like tenons and the idea is that you create a mortise in both pieces of wood being joined and then you put these biscuits in and join the 2 pieces
really nice system but the price is WAY out there… 800$ for these things…ouch!
so I started thinking that I could simply use my mortise jig I made to create a hole in stile and one in the rail.
once I have that it become pretty quick work I would think of joining stock.
can you guys see a disadvantage of going this route? in terms of strength it should not make too much difference I figure.. if I use the all the same material (for the stiles, rails and biscuits) once the glue sets the strength should be the same as thought I would have regular tenons no?