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post #1 of 4 Old 08-29-2015, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Mechanical Removable Join

Hello all,

I'm brand new here and not that familiar with woodworking. I need to join to ends of wood together where they are flush on top and strong. However, I need the ability to unjoin and rejoin them quite frequently. I know this will be a mechanical connection but what kind of connection? As mentioned above, there can be hardware visable on the bottom but the top will need to be flush.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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You really don't give us enough info. The joint could vary a great deal depending on the application of the board. One method would be to dowel the boards together not gluing the dowel in on one board. To keep it together if one side doesn't show you might install counter top pull up bolts.
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Hinges are routinely used for that application. Use a hinge that has a removable hinge pin.

As Steve says, more information is needed.

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Thanks for the response guys. Sorry for the lack of info, my ignorance is showing.

So what I'm trying to build is a fixed (wood) mount that has a removable end to use larger or smaller size (wood) platens. For example, I may need a 6" X 6" area to work on, and I would just attach it to the base and work. If I needed a 8" X 8" base, I can disconnect the 6" x 6" and then attach the 8" X 8". The connection would need to be flush across the top from the base to the platen and it would need to be sturdy. My thought was some type of "snap" connection that would allow me to snap in the platen and then unsnap as needed. However, I'm a newbie to all this so don't know what's possible.
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