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    Another darn gap question…

    How much gap, if any, would you leave between the end of the tenon and the bottom of the mortise? I would like to keep the gap minimal – would the glue (Titebond) squeeze out without a gap? e.g., the fit was 1/1?
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    bruce, the mortise is open on one side.........it can`t go hydraulic on you...cut it as tight as you can get it and glue it up before the wood moves tod
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    Thanks Tod. That was the answer I was hoping for.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
    --Winston Churchill, in response




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    Bruce

    I chamfer the edges of my tenons to account for any extra glue. I usually leave only a very slight gap 1/32 or so. Just enough so that I know the tenon is not bottoming out in the mortise.

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