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#1 posted 04-23-2017 02:49 PM


The option that comes to mind is a mortise and through tenon where the tenon is captured on the underside of the base.

One way to achieve this is a wedged tenon, where the mortise in the base is slightly flared at the bottom of the base and a wedge is driven into a saw kerf slot cut into the tenon. The wedge would flare the tenon and mechanically lock the post to the base. Flaring the mortise could take some time and if there are a lot of these mortises, perhaps a similar alternative would be a bit faster.

The alternative to the wedged tenon would be to use what I will call a spline to lock the tenon in place. The through tenon on the post would be long enoughso that a spline would fit into a slot cut into the tenon where the tenon emerges from the underside of the base. The spline would be glued and screwed to the tenon where the spline is snug against the underside of the base. The spline could be thin or wide enough so that the spline could be glued and screwed to the underside of the base. The slot in the tenon could be cut with a router bit or with the leg standing upright on the table saw with a dado blade. Of course plenty of vertical support would be required to hold the post in position if the table saw is used. This second alternative is shown in the sketch…

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