Hand Tools Archive

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Re: Don't need pins or glue to make lasting furnit

wilbur
You’re right in that there are probably no pins or glue in that table. But without seeing it in person, all the joinery in that table probably have interlocking parts, which is how the table holds together. The interlocking aspect of a pinned or drawbored mortise and tenon joint is what makes it stronger than a basic mortise and tenon.

For me, the issue isn’t pin or no pin. It’s whether the joint has interlocking components to it or not.

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