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Round Mortise and Tenon Gaps

by samuelfrostryan
posted 02-18-2018 01:13 AM

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 01:24 AM

I’ve found wedged tenons cut off flush are
kind of forgiving. You might want to use
a darker glue though in this situation because
cured PVA glue will not take any color from
your finish. It’s possible dark sawdust in white
or yellow glue will dry to an acceptably dark
color. I would test that and if it doesn’t look
promising consider other options.

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#2 posted 02-18-2018 01:42 AM

Use hot hide glue.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#3 posted 02-18-2018 04:01 AM

Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll look into different glues. Titebond III is what I have at the moment.

Would it be worth trying to sand down the lip on the inside or leave it as is and hope the glue will fill it?


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#4 posted 02-18-2018 04:25 AM

I would not try to sand it. As Loren suggested, try a dark glue. Either hot hide glue as HerC stated or liquid hide glue. If there is still a gap, you may be able to fill with a little colored epoxy.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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