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#1 posted 01-15-2018 12:33 AM

Thank you, Carloz, the diagram is very useful. Excuse my woodworking ignorance, but is this the only way it could be put together? I don’t see any sign of dowels.

Moving the way it does, does that mean that the mortise hole or holes were drilled too wide? or that maybe a tendon has broken?

Even if it’s normal for it to be this way, i’d like to stop the wiggling. Any ideas on how to do that?

The damaged end:

Undamaged end:

It is not clear from the video if the breadboard is glued in or not. If not then do not worry it is supposed to be like that.
Here is how breadboards are normally constructed:

- Carloz

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