Inside a mortice and tenon joint  

Posted by Whit

I recently had some reclaimed timbers in the shop that had been resawn on one face. The sawyer had sawn through the center of the pegs, giving a unique perspective into the anatomy of a mortise and tenon joint that was cut approximately 150 years ago.
Blind peg, slightly pointed on the tip, some side draw (probably inadvertent) is noticeable.

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A very interesting perspective indeed!!! I love the view of the oak pegs deflecting and pulling the joint together. Great pics and thanks for posting.

October 14, 2009 at 2:39 PM

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