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    Matthew Meekins
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    Hey everyone,

    I’m planning on recreating this tall blanket rack that my mother-in-law has. My biggest problem so far is that I’m not sure how to recreate this joint at the top. Any ideas?

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    Alien8
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    My take : a loose tenon (just needs two mortices and a matching tenon piece)

    a bridle joint ?

    Let us see the result
    Diego

    #418266
    Spencer Gaskins
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    Is there anyway to get a picture of the joint from the “top” as it were?

    #418378
    Philipp J.
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    Easiest way is just a (half)Lap joint and securing it with 2 dowels.

    #418520
    Matthew Meekins
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    Here’s the top. I’ll

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    SmokyRick Crawford
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    Perhaps there is a joint in the front or the back that we can’t see, but the legs appear to be simply glued together. The dowels that hold the “shelf” in place appear to be through the front leg only. This is not a terribly secure joint, but how long has this been in use? Maybe it is good enough? If I was going to make one, I think I would put a mortise in from the rear to join the 2 legs together. (Or at least some dowels which would keep with the current theme.) If it is a blind tenon (or dowels), it would never be seen from the front, but would still do a good job of strengthening the legs.

    In the middle of Northern Illinois, USA

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    Matthew Meekins
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    Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    Alien8
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    It is still a long grain to !long grain glue up, so not terribly unstable.
    How to clamp it is another one.

    Diego

    #431124
    ehisey
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    That actually looks like an accute angle bridle joint. I was just reading about them in William Fairham’s “Woodworking Joints”. It is free at gutenburg.org. Book talks about a lot of joint variations and houw to lay the out.

    Tuscloosa, Alabama
    Lung T'an Hu Huesh Kung-fu Woodshop

    #431776
    ted clawton
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    Probably not Fig. 79, since there’s no tenon showing on the top, but possibly similar to Fig. 174, except then there’d be no space for the dowels.
    gutenberg.org

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