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verb as in dovetail

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Instead, posts and beams were fitted together with mortise and tenon joints.

The supporting standard is constructed of oak, with mortise-and-tenon joints, as shown in Fig. 4.

The glue must be applied immediately after the tenon is removed from the water, and then inserted in the mortise.

The end of the tenon and the mortise is then covered with a piece of metal, fastened with screws as shown.

A bridle joint is often defined as the reverse of a mortise and tenon, and is chiefly used in the carpentry and joinery trades.

A joint of this type may be applied in nearly all cases where a halved or a mortise and tenon joint could be used.


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On this page you'll find 238 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mortise, such as: confluence, crossing, intersection, juncture, terminal, and alliance.

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