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#1 posted 03-09-2021 02:57 PM

I am a new turner, so so far from being an expert, but I watched a YT video a few weeks ago and the person suggested that making a dovetail recess instead of a tenon.

The logic was that a tenon lines up the grain across it’s width. This creates a weak spot (like you’ve experienced). Whereas a recess allows pressure on the grain in different directions.

Made sense to me.

Think you could turn a recess on the bottom and remount it that way?

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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