Thru M&T Glue ups


Getting ready to do said subject. Seams to be 2 methods for avoiding glue on the exposed part of the tenons. First is apply glue only to the non exposed part of the tenon and none to the mortise. Second is to apply finish to the exposed part of the tenon and apply glue to both M&T. Not sure yet what the finish proceedure will be yet so I'm favoring the first method. The project is Stickley style Morris chairs and the M&Ts are large and double pegged Any better ideas out there? Joey
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joey wrote:

Some of tips
1. put a chamfer on the "inside" of the mortise (the tenon shoulders will hide the chamfer) so squeeze out has a place to go that won't be visible. While you're at it, chamger the end of the tenon as well. The chamfers on both the M and the T will make putting them together easier and helps avoid splitting the corners of the tenon if the fit is very tight. 2. with a soldering brush - apply glue to only to the sides of the tenon - but none on the first quarter of its length. 3. Waxilit - available from Lee Valley. Has the consistency of thick vasoline. Apply where ever you don't want glue to stick. Let dry, carefully wipe of excess and then do glue up. Any squeeze out will come off easily. Wipe the surface down with alcohol on a rag or Q-tip to remove Waxilit before finishing. Michael Fortune shared this little trick at a woodworking show demonstration. He found it while doing a bunch of windsor chairs. He was spending more time cleaning up glue than he was making the chairs.
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