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Forum topic by Mark posted 03-12-2014 03:02 AM 720 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2014 03:02 AM

I thought I had asked this question before, but I’ll be damned if I can find the post. I’m in the process of building a batch of Kevin Rodel’s kitchen chairs. I built a prototype before Christmas. Then Christmas & life got in the way. Now I’m finally getting started again (another prototype just to be sure). The question was/is. Has anyone who has built this or other dining chairs added dowels to hold the mortises and tenons together? Seems kind strange not to. Thanks.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 03:08 AM

Yes, I use dowels or square pegs to pin the joints in key areas.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 11:29 PM

I made 4 of these chairs and consider the pegs to be purely decorative if your M&T are accurately made. Modern glues are stronger than the wood. FWIW

-- Art

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