Wood Joinery The Mortise And Tenon M T Is A Classic Joint With Lots Of Strength Albeit It Is Usually Hidden This Wedged M T Joint On The Other Hand Is Designed Not Only To Be Visible But To Be A Design Element As Well You Can Use It For Knock Down Furniture Or Glue It For A Permanent Joint
Wood joinery the mortise and tenon m t is a classic joint with lots of strength albeit it is usually hidden this wedged m t joint on the other hand is designed not only to be visible but to be a design element as well you can use it for knock down furniture or glue it for a permanent joint is article about Magazine bookmarked by frank with ID 11854104403 was uploaded on 09-01-2019 and has been viewed 284,144 times.
Wedged Mortise & Tenon The M&T joint is a very strong joint that is fairly easy to make.We won't go through the process for making an M&T joint, since we covered that in a previous issue (Canadian Woodworking, Oct/Nov '04, Issue #32).
We will, however, show you how to adapt the M&T joint to make it a wedged joint.The key to the wedged M&T is that the mortise goes all the way through the board, with the tenon having two shoulders on the sides.
In addition, the tenon will extend out past the mortise to allow space for the wedge, with enough material at the end to prevent it from breaking when you hammer the wedge in.What You NeedThe wedge can be cut on a bandsaw and then hand planed smooth.
The hole for the wedge is made with a drill to remove waste, and a chisel to clean up the sides.How To Make the JointBegin by cutting the mortise and the tenon.Then insert the tenon into the mortise and scribe a line along the outside edge of the tenon.
Remove the tenon and make and scribe a new line across the tenon about 1⁄16" to 3⁄32" back of...