Thanks all for their info to fix up my sloppy WW skills: I was tuning up the
M/T fit for a table and temp assembled the pieces. After laying the
(assembled) piece om my bench, it would rock about 1/4"! :( . It took a bit
more tuning to get the assyembly to lie flat :) . That is why I ended up
with a looser fit than desired. Thanks again. JWH
to use some scrap pine and test the jig setup for cutting the joints
before I commit to the "real" wood. I always end up with a better
set of joints.
I also want to vote in agreement with the post suggesting
veneer on the tenons, and, a re-fitting. That will, in the long
run, provide the best joint, I believe. While it is quite true
that epoxy and filler is a great tool it just does not feel "right"
to me. On the times I have started to resort to it, I think back
to how I feel when I open up a joint for repair, and find that
sort of thing. I always seem to shake my head over the lack
of craftsmanship it shows. We are not trying to make money off
this (hence the "rec"reational root of this newsgroup, so, it
makes more sense to me to do it "right" the first time or,
find an elegant way to correct the error that is true to the
concepts of excellent woodworking.
In any case, fixing the joint in such a way that
requires re-cutting the tenons (for example) will go a lot
further towards getting your fingers educated on how to cut
accurate joints than glopping on an epoxy paste. The next
time you build something like this, you will appreciate
that education, as the joints will become easier to cut
and more accurate in the bargain.
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