A Thought About Slightly Undercut Box Joints / Une idée pour joints à queues droites légèrement trop courtes

Dernièrement j’ai réalisé un gabarit pour joints à queues droites. La photo suivante montre un joint d’essai, lequel présente des queues droites trop courtes qu’on pourrait jugé de manqué, ou disgracieux.

Lately I made a box joint jig. The following photo shows a test joint, which presents too short fingers, or pins, which would qualify as failed, substandard, or disastrous.


Il m’est venu à l’esprit d’adoucir le décalage des joints avec ma roue à lamelles abrasives maison, laquelle j’ai installée à ma perceuse à colonne.

Came up the idea of smoothing out the steps of the joint using my homemade flap sander, which I’ve mounted in my drill press.



Pour camoufler ces joints manqués, j’avoue que j’aime bien cette option. Et vous ?

To disguise those substandard joints, I must admit that like this option. Do you ?


Souvent une erreur est source d’un nouveau design.

Often a mistake is a new design opportunity.


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Always be careful and Happy Woodworking !


 

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3 Responses to A Thought About Slightly Undercut Box Joints / Une idée pour joints à queues droites légèrement trop courtes

  1. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, I think you are right. I like it. I was thinking that it might also look interesting if you cut a slight bevel on the pins. It would accentuate the “mistake” and add a deeper shadow. Mistakes are how new designs are created!
    Cheers
    Mark

    • Serge says:

      Hi Mark,
      Inspired by your comment, I also think a shallow rabbet on each corner side, as deep as the step, may also create a new look, and perhaps be attractive, if not interesting.
      Best,
      Serge

  2. Ray says:

    A reverse Krenov style, lets see a finished box, I like your idea