Tongue And Groove Joinery
Tongue and groove joinery is article about Techniques bookmarked by duane with ID 13540635391 was uploaded on 25-01-2019 and has been viewed 252,729 times.
There are many ways to cut this popular edge-to-edge joint.by Bill Hyltonfrom the April 2005 issue When setting up the table saw to cut the joint, just eyeball the rip-fence position for the groove.Sight down across the end of the stock and align a centerline drawn on it with the center of the cutter.
A two-pass work routine centers the groove and eliminates the need for test cuts.When making the joint (right), a snug press fit is your goal.This is a first try - honest! A tongue-and-groove joint is an edge joint with a mechanical interlock.
The edge of one board has a groove.A matching tongue is formed on the edge of the mating board.The tongue goes into the groove, and the boards are joined.You probably are most familiar with the joint's many applications in building construction, such as str*p flooring and paneling.
In furnituremaking, the tongue and groove is excellent for edge-to-edge glue-ups.If cut precisely, the joint ensures that the faces of adjoining boards come flush easily and that they can't creep out of alignment as you position and tighten clamps.
When the clamps come off, a little scraping and hand-sanding is all that's needed...