Wedged Tenon Input

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Forum topic by Ken Reidy posted 06-13-2010 07:19 AM 897 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Ken Reidy

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06-13-2010 07:19 AM

Hi All,

I am building 3 gates with frame and panel construction and want to use a wedge in the tenons. The through mortises are 5 1/2” deep and the tenons are 5/8” thick by 1 3/4” wide. Hopefully the fit should be tight without them but for extra security, I though a wedge might be appropriate. What is the ration of length to width for the cut out in the tenon? I am assuming that the wedge should be of similar configuration only a little longer. I seem to remember hearing that a hole should be drilled at the base of the wedge cut out in the tenon to prevent splitting.

Any input would be humbly appreciated!

Many Thanks,


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#1 posted 06-13-2010 07:23 AM

It seems to me that wedged tenons would get it the way on a gate unless you mean pinned tenons.

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