Rockler Beadlock Joinery Kit - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 05-13-2015, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 21
View mfurey14's Photo Album My Photos
Rockler Beadlock Joinery Kit

Has anyone ever used this Beadlock joinery kit? http://www.rockler.com/beadlock-pro-joinery-kit

It looks pretty legit and on amazon has some pretty good reviews. I'm wondering if this would be a good tool to use to do loose tenons for breadboard ends on table tops? I could glue the center tenon in on both ends and then just glue the tenon on the table top side and drill elongated holes in the outer tenons to allow for the table top to move. Does this sound feasible?
mfurey14 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 07:49 AM
Senior Member
 
rcp612's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Vernon, Ohio
Posts: 268
View rcp612's Photo Album My Photos
I got the original BeadLock jig years ago after seeing it demonstrated on TV's "Cool Tools" with David Thein. I think it's a very good tool with a lot of uses and don't know why it isn't more popular. It's certainly less money than a Domino and IMO does the same job.
I don't go to the trouble of paring the ridges left by this jig, I just use the BeadLock tenon material. They do sell a router bit to form your own tenons but, I don't think the savings are there. Also. the design of these tenons and matching mortices allows for a very large glue area.

Do like you always do,,,, get what you always get!!

Last edited by rcp612; 05-14-2015 at 07:53 AM.
rcp612 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 11:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,043
View Masterjer's Photo Album My Photos
I bought one too and really like it. I also just use the Beadlock tenons and leave the scallops in the mortises. It produces nice tight joints.
Masterjer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 05-14-2015, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 21
View mfurey14's Photo Album My Photos
It does sound like a very useful and easy to use tool that can definitely speed things up. I'm just wondering if it would be usable for my situation of adding breadboard ends to tables. Like I said above about gluing both ends of the center one and then just the one end of the outer ones with elongated holes for the screws, but what about the ridges that are created with this? Wouldn't that prevent the table from expanding and contracting? My only option then is to get the pro version which has a guide to use your chisel and get rid of those ridges and have a traditional mortise, in which case I can then just cut up a bunch of stock wood to make my own tenons that are just squared. Does this sound right?
mfurey14 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,043
View Masterjer's Photo Album My Photos
Yes that sounds right. You are also correct that the ridges would inhibit wood movement. A standard mortise would be a better choice for your breadboard ends.
Masterjer is offline  
Reply

Tags
breadboards, mortise and tenon, mortise jig

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
Deluxe Sign Making Kit by Rockler Daris Woodworking Videos 3 07-10-2013 03:03 AM
Simple M&T Joints: Beadlock Versus Router Table Grunkle Stan Joinery 15 06-08-2013 08:44 PM
Rockler Workbench Caster Kit PBizme Design & Plans 6 12-03-2012 01:03 AM
Biscuit Joinery using router kit? vegasvec Joinery 12 05-14-2011 05:24 PM
MortisePal Jig or BeadLock Jig ? PaulAlford Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs 9 08-12-2008 07:08 PM

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