Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Tenon or Dovetail?

TD
>Which is stronger? It all depends on how much wood you leave around the dovetail. If enough wood is left the dovetail is actually stronger but if you are only leaving a half inch of wood then the spigot may be stronger. Types of wood also play a role as do spalting, etc. If you leave an inch and a half of wood around the dovetail it will always be stronger than a spigot. That is my opinion, now let the chips fly....
TD

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