How To Cut A Rock Solid T Bridle Joint
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A well fitted T-bridle joint is handsome and extremely strong.One of the first joints I learned to cut during my City & Guilds of London training was the T-bridle, which we used for the leg-to-rail connection on a modern end table, one of the projects that made up the curriculum.
Like other variants of the bridle joint, this one is often used for table bases and benches.You can see an especially elegant example of this joint here.Interlocking notches offer outstanding resistance to racking and gobs of surface area for glue.
The T-bridle makes a rock-solid joint by integrally interlocking the two parts.A well fitted joint will hold together firmly even without glue (though I would not recommend leaving it unglued in your final assembly, as shrinkage could loosen the joint over time).
It's a champ at resisting racking.And depending on how you work it into your design, it can provide a subtle decorative enhancement.You can use this joint with parts that are the same thickness as each other or in cases where the legs are thicker than the rail.
For parts that are the same thickness, make the notch in the leg 1/3 of the rail's width for maximum strength....