|Forum topic by BJODay||posted 59 days ago||538 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
59 days ago
I’m making a set of 3 nesting end tables. This is the first project I’m making with M&T joints. The first table fit together well on the dry fit.
On the second table, I was very careful and made the tenons snug to each corresponding mortise. I actually had to lean on them to test the fit. Well when I put it all together for a dry fit it seemed too tight. It was not square and there was no flex to make it square. I disassembled the table and sanded the tenons slightly with 100 grit paper. Then dry fit again. This time it went together easier and was square.
My questions is this, How tight do you make M&T joints?
I have one more set of M&T joints for the largest table. Any advice will be appreciated. I’m a little concerned. I don’t want to have problems once I start slopping glue around.