adding a bread board end to a cutting board

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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 11-06-2014 02:43 AM 987 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2014 02:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dowel pins bread board ends

i saw at some point that someone used a dowel pin(s) to attach the end on. used 3 dowel pins and only the center one was glued in place. any one have any info on doing this??? thank you, paul

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 09:53 AM

Well that’s the classic breadboard end, a great construction to both allow sideways movement while clamping down on cupping, therefore often used on tabletops.

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 04:16 PM

The outside dowels holes are elongated in the tongue to allow for wood movement. Only the center hole is a tight fit and glued.

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 04:59 PM

You also want to use drawborded mortise and tenon method.

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