Coffee Table: Episode 11

Coffee Table Episode 11

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In this episode Paul shows how to make the stub tenons for the shelf. This episode concludes the mortise and tenons for this project. Next episode we will start on preparing the table top.

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  1. Ken on 8 May 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Once more, great job guys. Thanks for this one.

  2. schs0018 on 9 May 2013 at 1:26 am

    I have seen the drawbored mortise and tenon joint in many designs. When would one use this joint over a regular mortise and tenon? What type of applications?

    • Paul Sellers on 9 May 2013 at 2:19 am

      Tradition says use it every time, modern methods say just glue. Tradition predates screw threaded clamps and so draw-bore pulled the joints up tight and kept them so. In today’s woodworking they may be unnecessary but there’s something about the draw-bore that delivers a sort of authenticity glue alone does not. The glue has always held and will continue to do so. It’s really up to us as individuals to decide for our own work really.

      • robinhc on 9 May 2013 at 8:52 pm

        The delicate balance of how new technology can transform traditional methods, rather than discarding and replacing them.

      • smfield on 23 June 2013 at 3:18 am

        The reason the Japanese developed au system of complex joinery wash that very fact…they did not know of glue yet and they did not know of the western inventions of metallic machanical fastening pins and dowels.
        What do you think is better, a complex joint withou glue or nails, or a simple joint held strong by glue and nail?

  3. STEVE MASSIE on 9 May 2013 at 4:25 pm

    This has been another great and enjoyable video, Thanks Guy’s. This has really helped me with my MT and joinery.


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