I should have been more precise... A gentle fit would be logical, I guess
the real question is how can one easily determine which pin/tail combo is
hanging up the joint.
I have cut four compound corners for a cradle. The head end has a 14" long
joint and the foot end is about 12". I have all of the pins and tails cut
and some of them fit okay, but the joint still is hanging up on a couple of
tight pin/tail combos. I have eyeballed it as best I can and pared a bit
much off of some of the other joints (Yes, I knew it was a slippery slope).
I guess my issue is that with a compound joint if the angle is off even a
bit between the two, you're hosed. I cut the pins first then used a marking
knife to mark out the tails. In dealing with an angle only across 3/4" it
may not be as accurate as it needed to be.
I don't want to cut the openings for base of the pins out to loosen the
joint if I can avoid it, because that all is purdy darn square.
Nonetheless, I don't think I am *that*
far off on my angles, but am
wondering if there is an easier way to determine which part of the joint is
I have taken a mess of pictures and will post on abpw as soon as I finish
the roll. The future occupant, my great Nephew, Cody MacLaughlin Banks, is
due verrrrrrry soon....