Acorn wedge tenon help
Hi! My materials are dictating design!
I hope someone may be able to lend some insight on this. I am having difficulty finding information on elements of an "acorn" style wedge tenon. Landis has a short blurb but not too much.
I am not going to be able use a "tusk" thru the shoulder of a large tenon because of checking so I am switching to a "horizontal" type.
In Landis's book he states two 1" holes should be drilled at opposite angles.
The legs are 4" across. I really do not want the wedge to extend past the leg itself. So I am thinking of turning a cylinder of mahogany, and then cutting it lengthwise at an angle making two wedges. I then will dress them up to look like, well an.....acorn
I need to determine what angle and size to create the holes me thinks
Anyone here ever done such a thing or have any insight? It would be much appreciated...
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