The image below kind of shows what I mean, but without the wedge shaping, or the round bottom, and a longer tenon for more glue surface area. Seems like a good joint for joining table rails to legs, as they're self clamping for gluing up.
Yojevol":1czxhaz8 said:I don't think glue would be much help with this joint as just about every interface involves end grain which is notoriously poor at bonding. So the strength of the joint is relying on the dovetail only.
Lack of depth in that joint of there could be any leverage, but it's a joint that lends itself well to power tool templates whereas a mortise and tenon (before all of this exposed endgrain stuff that's also a power tool era thing) would've been more suitable for hand tools.transatlantic":3jrczlls said:The image below kind of shows what I mean, but without the wedge shaping, or the round bottom, and a longer tenon for more glue surface area. Seems like a good joint for joining table rails to legs, as they're self clamping for gluing up.
I'm pretty sure that draw-bore pegging as used in furniture is only a way of getting around a lack of clamps.AndyT":2nimfmpo said:I'd say that for attaching table legs, M+Ts are superior, so on the whole, they are used. The need for clamping is easy to cope with - get some clamps!.....
The difference with Matt's dovetail housing in the case is that the dovetail slots in to the endgrain of the board, so there is more crossgrain to crossgrain surface area for glue. As Mike says, these joints are used more for knockdown furniture.sammy.se":3dxbcpij said:Matt estlea uses this joint in his latest tutorial, it's a small cabinet though, not a table.
Oh, I misunderstood what you meant. In my imagination I had the "rail" being pushed horizontally into the side of the leg/stile mid-way along the length of the stile rather than vertically from above. I would have thought the joint you mean was not uncommon.transatlantic":21pgv4zs said:I confused matters with posting that image I think. The following image shows more what I was describing, but imagine the tails being much longer, and the angle being much less severe.