Shop Essentials Learn To Make This Simple But Strong Joint That Has Many Applications In Your Woodworking
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Bridle Joint Photos by Rob Brown There's no such thing as the perfect joint.Each situation has different requirements and therefore demands a different joinery solution.So what makes a great joint? High strength, ease of machining and a nice finished look would have to play a part.
The bridle joint has all of these characteristics, and more.It's not used often and I'm not sure why.The bridle joint, also referred to as a slip joint, is one of my favourites.If I'm making a set of simple frame and panel doors I will almost always use a bridle joint to secure the four corners of the frame.
Although it works well in many other situations, I find this is the best and most common use for this wonderful joint.It is essentially a mortise-and-tenon joint connecting the ends of two work pieces.
The bridle joint can be cut by hand or machine; most people, including myself, rely on the table saw to machine a bridle joint.Begin by machining the mortise or slot portion of this joint, then machine the tenon portion to fit.
The tenon should end up being equal to or slightly more than one-third of the thickness of the...