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robinlynn's picture

I have been asked to build a display stand with tusk tenons.  What are they and how do I find out about them?  Thanks.

hammer1's picture

(post #75034, reply #1 of 9)

A tusk tenon projects through the mortice and has a large, loose wedge that holds it in place. The assemblies can be knocked down by just removing the wedges. It could be, the customer wants to be able to take them apart.

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joinerswork's picture

(post #75034, reply #6 of 9)

Hammer,


Regarding the fit of the tenons and tusks, Roy Underhill, in one of his books, says they should be just a slip fit, except in Alabama, where the Tusks-are- loosa.


Ha ha ha ha hahhh.


Ray

JP's picture

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hammer1's picture

(post #75034, reply #8 of 9)

Tusk, tusk, Ray
ROFLOL!

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lwj2's picture

(post #75034, reply #9 of 9)

Waves white flag vigourously ...

Leon Jester

Leon Jester, Roanoke VA

JP's picture

(post #75034, reply #2 of 9)

Google tusk tenon and you will find all you want or need to know. It is a wedged through tenon that allows the piece to be taken apart for storage or travel. Ask your client if they know what they are just to make sure you both have the same understanding of what a tusk tenon is.

J.P.

RickL's picture

(post #75034, reply #3 of 9)

A quick search on google...


http://www.rockycoastjoinery.com/gallerypopup.cfm?seqid=9&gid=32

AlbionWood's picture

(post #75034, reply #4 of 9)

Two varieties of tusk-tenon appear here:

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BrentS's picture

(post #75034, reply #5 of 9)

There was an article by Ian Kirby in Woodworkers Journal sometime in the last year or so, sorry I don't have the issue #. You might try their website and do a search there.


 


Brent