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Re: A global pinned joint question

Larry Barrett
It made sense in green woodworking, where you know there will be movement due to changes in moisture content. Consider a rail, tenoned into a mortise in a post. The tenon is likely to shrink, if not dried before assembly. However, the length of the tenon will not change (much) in length, nor will the position of the shoulder of the tenon as moisture leaves the rail and tenon. But the post will change in width and breadth. The drawbored and pinned joint will keep the shoulder tight against the post.

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