|Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 11-05-2013 08:36 PM||1033 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-05-2013 08:36 PM
Need just a few comments from loose tenon guys.
Making some decorative (not big, load-bearing) entry-way tables for Christmas.
Only have bits and tenons for 1/4” (and don’t particularly want to buy 3/8 stuff right now)
Working with 6/4 stock for the top (prior to planeing ) and 4/4 stock (prior to planeing) for the rest.
Will my 1/4” bit and the 1/4 inch tenons work OK for the build, considering both the 6/4 and the 4/4 will be planed down.
Here is my concern:
If I use a 3/8 mortise into 4/4 (which get’s real close after planeing to 3/4….....or 6/8) then that leaves only about 3/8’s of wood around the entire mortise. Kinda scares me.
Not asking about the table top glue-up, just the joinery.
Edit: Rereading this made me realize that I am really only asking about the 4/4 cherry, cuz no mortise/tenons will even touch the 6/4 top. Now I am not so concerned about the 1/4” bit and tenons.
But, I am certainly still asking…....(if and when I get the 3/8 stuff) .......would 3/8 m/t be too much for 4/4 ?
Sometimes my greatest fear is not being smart enough to even ask the right question.