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Offline mhjudge

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mortise length
« on: July 08, 2016, 01:32 PM »
Is there an ideal tenon length, and corresponding mortise depth, on the rail side of a joint?

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Offline Holmz

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Re: mortise length
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 08:43 PM »
A) Through

Offline ear3

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Re: mortise length
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 07:08 AM »
I assume you're talking about a Domino made joint @mhjudge ?  Could you give some more specifics about material type and dimensions?
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Offline mhjudge

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Re: mortise length
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 08:05 AM »
I'm attaching an apron to a table leg.  Table leg is 2"x2" square, I assume the Domino tenon into the leg would be 1" to 1.5" in length. For the apron; should the tenon be 1" to 1.5" as well or does a longer tenon on the apron make the joint stronger or is a longer tenon merely a waste of tenon stock?

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: mortise length
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 08:15 AM »
Depth can be equal.

Most often varying the depth is to prevent blow out when working with thinner stock.

Tom