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Irish Hardwood Timber => Tricks of the trade => : gerry 20 July, 2004, 17:01

: mortise joints
: gerry 20 July, 2004, 17:01
what is the accepted procedure to tighten up loose mortise and tenon joints before glueing ??? ??? ???

: Re: mortise joints
: Woodmaster 20 July, 2004, 18:30
Hi Gerry

::) You could try applying a thin layer of wood glue to the tenon and then wrapping a layer of cotton thread or very thin material over the glue.   Let the glue harden and then sand it down as required.

Also, from an internet search - "Swel-lock works miracles on wobbly chairs and shaky mortises". :)

Good luck & thanks.
William Bunbury

: Re: mortise joints
: Brian 07 March, 2006, 17:30
 :)Hi Gerry,

You could try to use a wedge in the tenon... cut a slot in the tenon glue up and insert into the mortice, the tap in the wedge and when the glue has set sand down to a smooth finish


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