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#1 posted 05-03-2017 10:53 PM

There is a floating tenon glued in the center and a shorter tenon the runs the length of the breadboard stopped short 2” from each side. The center tenon is pegged.

Maybe I missed it, but what type of joint did you use for the breadboard?
For instance is it traditional individual mortise and tenons, one long integral tenon, or floating spline?

For me this is key information in determining the next step to correct it.

It may not be fixable if there are no pegs on the outer breadboard. Usually you need pegs in slotted holes (or a spring joint) to secure the outer edges. Even once you have it right, there is no guarantee it will stay that way.

If the light colored keys aren t glued in, you could cut the joint open with a circular saw and edge guide (gasp, I know), then create a spring joint on the breadboard part. Beg, borrow, or rent a Festool Domino and re-assemble the joint with glue on the center couple Dominos. Leave the outer Dominos dry.

When you clamp the center glueup, it will force the ends closed because of the spring joint.

As far as the nick in the breadboard, I would just rip both breadboards a little narrower and eliminate the defect. It looks like you have plenty of width to work with.

- pintodeluxe

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