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How to avoid Pins and wedges?

by jmanwoodworks
posted 10-04-2018 07:12 PM


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#1 posted 10-04-2018 09:30 PM

Use screws instead, perhaps a large lag bolt for the lower joint.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 09:45 PM

It be interesting to know why you don’t want to use the pin method as it’s just another type of M&T? Is it that the pin could cause the table to rotate? If that’s the issue then you could just use a standard rectangular M&T.

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#3 posted 10-04-2018 09:48 PM

Why not use the pins and wedges? Not that hard to do and a time tested method. To attach the brace to the underside of the top, screws will work fine. What they are calling a pin at the ends of the “stem” are really just a round loose tenon (a large dowel). If you just glue the dowel/tenons in, they aren’t going anywhere as long as you have a nice tight fit. The wedges are not necessary but do make it stronger.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 10-05-2018 12:11 AM

https://youtu.be/k4lOeUYoDME

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 02:33 AM

Thank you everyone for the tips this will be my first project using more traditional types of jointery. I see there are a few different options on how I can approach this. I was not understanding when reading the book how to do the wedge part of the pins and wedges. I will do some more reaching and maybe give it a shot. I do also love the way of jointing the wood shown in the video link shared above. I greatly appreciate your time, thank you for the tips and I can’t wait it get started on this project!

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 02:42 AM

Good luck with it, and don’t be afraid to try something you aren’t familiar with. The worst that can happen is that you have to start again, and at least you’ll have learned something.

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#7 posted 10-05-2018 02:55 AM



Thank you everyone for the tips this will be my first project using more traditional types of jointery. I see there are a few different options on how I can approach this. I was not understanding when reading the book how to do the wedge part of the pins and wedges. I will do some more reaching and maybe give it a shot. I do also love the way of jointing the wood shown in the video link shared above. I greatly appreciate your time, thank you for the tips and I can t wait it get started on this project!

- jmanwoodworks


If you are a visual learner like me ….....Remember, there’s not much you can’t find a video of on the internet. There are video’s of making round tenons and videos on making the little wedge as in your plan.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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