Tapered vs. Cylindrical Tenons

tapered tenon IMG 4279 150x150 Tapered vs. Cylindrical Tenons

When dealing with round tenons, you have an important choice about their shape. Should they be tapered (like a cylindrical cone)? Or straight (like a dowel)? The engineering answer seems obvious: use a tapered tenon. This form of joint gets tighter the more you use it, like a Morse taper on a lathe or a drill press’s chuck. But the historical answer is more complicated than that. When you look […]

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