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Posted on Joint two dowels - square or round tenon?

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 11:24 AM

I think I would go with a loose tenon, that is, a rectangular dowel that has had the edged rounded off. The accompanying mortise would be made using a router (see the Leigh mortise and tenon jig). The problem of sharp corners that would be week points where the stress/load would cause the wood to break would be reduced/eliminated.

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