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« on: 20 July, 2004, 17:01 »

what is the accepted procedure to tighten up loose mortise and tenon joints before glueing Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #1 on: 20 July, 2004, 18:30 »

Hi Gerry

Roll Eyes 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". Smiley

Good luck & thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: 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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