In this SketchUp tutorial I show how to design a mortise and tenon joint in 3d and go over some joinery basics on how big to make a mortise in a table leg.
This is the first in my series of SketchUp videos. Leave a comment to let me know if there is something specific you would like to see a tutorial of.
You can see some of the joinery plans I have made in SketchUp here:
The “key” to the crib’s knockdown joinery comes in the form of a walnut wedge that drives through a tenon in the rails. This “locks” the crib together in such a way that makes it easy to disassemble later. This joint is often called a “wedged tusk tenon,” but I recently learned it is more accurately referred to as a “loose keyed mortise and tenon.”
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