Knot in a tenon. Please advise! - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 04-21-2017, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 63
View chueyjose's Photo Album My Photos
Knot in a tenon. Please advise!

Hey guys this here is one of the aprons for a table. It is 1.5 thick and the knot doesn't go all the way through. I intend to cut the a half inch tenon. I use a dado stack on the table saw. Do you think the knot will interfere? Again the knot doesn't go all the way through and it is not lose. What do you guys think? Thanks I appreciate it. Plan to cut tomorrow. Don't want to have to mill more wood ?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170421_200328000_1492819916996.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	71.9 KB
ID:	291146  

Attached Images
 
chueyjose is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 04-21-2017, 08:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Garland, TX
Posts: 4,232
View Toolman50's Photo Album My Photos
Don't worry about it. It'll be fine.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
Toolman50 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-21-2017, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 63
View chueyjose's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks tool man
chueyjose is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 Old 04-22-2017, 02:43 AM
Village Idiot
 
epicfail48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Springfield MO
Posts: 4,917
View epicfail48's Photo Album My Photos
Seconded not worrying about it. Ive done a few tenons like that, never had much problem. Its better if you can avoid it, but i really doubt that itll result in your table falling to pieces

I need cheaper hobby
etsy.com/shop/projectepicfail
epicfail48 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-22-2017, 10:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25,995
View Steve Neul's Photo Album My Photos
I don't like it. While there won't be any problem machining the tenon because of the grain direction change around the knot it will make the joint weaker.
Steve Neul is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-22-2017, 12:07 PM
Former Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,512
View 35015's Photo Album My Photos
Hi Chueyjose,

Not ideal, yet if it is not a dead loose knot, and does not go all the way through, even our PE for timber frames have approved structural building tenons with knots like the one in the photo for certain joints...For a glued table apron there shouldn't be any issue at all...

Good luck,

j
35015 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-22-2017, 11:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 994
View 4DThinker's Photo Album My Photos
If you don't have another piece, then I'd fill the knot with epoxy before machining the tenon.
4DThinker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I Need a Self Tightening Knot... TwoRails General Woodworking Discussion 24 09-18-2017 06:25 PM
A tad bit loose mortise and tenon joint chueyjose Joinery 7 01-08-2017 10:19 AM
Through vs Non-Through Mortise and Tenon BigBadBuford Design & Plans 5 12-15-2015 07:04 AM
Need advise on purchased used Table saw irwiny Power Tools & Machinery 6 11-14-2015 09:01 AM
Tenon for breadboards randall256 Joinery 3 08-10-2015 10:50 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome