How tight to make a joint?

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I've been experimenting with my woodrat and I find that after some practice I can make joints as tight or loose as I wish.
Although there is a certain satisfaction in making a really slick, precise and tightly fitting dry joint, I begin to suspect that things would be better if I left a little more room for some glue.
While all the test joints I have made seem to hold OK, with an aim of making furniture that lasts reasonably well I am concerned to get this right.
What's the word then, assembled guru's, on how tight is tight enough, or how much space is necessary for sufficient glue in a joint?
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Nigel wrote:

Snug w/ <maybe> a light tap for final drawdown on a large mortise...
More force required is too tight, a fit that goes "klunk" when it hits the shoulder is too loose...
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"Nigel" wrote in message

My general rule of thumb is just tight enough to put together and take apart by hand, but not so loose that it will fall apart by itself.
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I hope I'm not the only one to make a smartass reply based on the subject line, but I was taught to make it tight enough that none of the leaves fall out once it's lit...if I'd ever rolled one, that is...one what, I don't know.
- - LRod
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I'm sure I don't know either !
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On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 17:06:43 +0000, LRod

Beat me to it.
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Tim Douglass wrote:

of the process? Damn, I don't remember... Got the munchies....gotta go....... Go Seahawks!
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Tim Douglass </pre> </blockquote> Does one may need a clip or clamp to properly hold it during some part of the process?&nbsp; Damn, I don't remember...&nbsp; Got the munchies....gotta go.......<br> Go Seahawks!<br> </body> </html>
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wrote:

I think that a clip of some sort would be considered part of *using* not *making*.

Right on!
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John DeBoo wrote:

This may refresh your memory... "bracelet assistant", right!
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wrote:

http://www.pennstateind.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PKBHOLD&Category_Code *Very* nice roach^h^h^h^h^h bracelet assistant. And since it is made from wood it gets this mess back on topic.
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Tim Douglass wrote:

pens................................ John
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<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.pennstateind.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PKBHOLD&Category_Code =">http://www.pennstateind.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&amp ;Product_Code=PKBHOLD&amp;Category_Code=</a> </pre> </blockquote> <pre wrap=""><!----> *Very* nice roach^h^h^h^h^h bracelet assistant. And since it is made from wood it gets this mess back on topic.
Tim Douglass
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wrote:
Please turn off your HTML.
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SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS THE Ultimate stoner munchie!
charlie b flashing back now its nitros oxide - at the dontist's endodontist, periodontist, prostheodontist ... "we can rebuild him - we have the technology. (am way beyond mere dentists and approaching the 6 million dollar mark)
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On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:21:46 -0800, the inscrutable charlie b

Zig-zag machine. (Remove stems and seeds first.)
Hmmm, mmm mmm "No stems, no seeds that you don't need, Acapulco Gold is Bad Ass Weed." mmmmm
(from a whole 'nother life ago)
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In addition to the leaves not falling out, don't forget that air must pass through it easily once lit, or else it is too tight. --dave
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Brings back memories of 30 years ago when I could roll up a perfect bone with one Bugler paper (not that EZwider stuff, that was for "kids") in under 10 seconds. Although I gave up the reefer almost as many years ago, a buddy of mine smokes Bugler's and I rolled one up just as quick for him, better than he can, so you never lose the touch, I guess.
Mutt
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RE: Subject
Reminds me of the old one about how do you make a hormone?
Answer:
Don't pay her.
<Moan>
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

Or step on her douche bag..............
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wrote:

Pinch her tit.
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For most joints, a snug fit is best. Not so tight that it requires a hard tug to pull it apart nor a mallet to put together, not so loose that there is slop. My handcut dovetail joints are the exception--they are tight and require a mallet to assemble. Don't be concerned about enough glue in the joint, a thin layer on both mating surfaces is enough. Never think the glue will compensate for a loose-fitting joint.

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