mortise and tenon


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mortise and tenon

[′mȯrd·əs ən ′ten·ən]
(design engineering)
A type of joint, principally used for wood, in which a hole, slot, or groove (mortise) in one member is fitted with a projection (tenon) from the second member.

mortise and tenon

A joint between two members, formed by fitting a tenon at the end of one member into a mortise cut into the other. See also: Joint
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Bending moment capacity of rectangular mortise and tenon furniture joints.
Knee braces with round tenons cut perpendicular to the ends of the braces provide a means of reinforcing light timber frame bents constructed with round mortise and tenon joints that are both structurally sound and consistent with the overall method of construction.
In mortise and tenon pieces, you can rotate sticks holding backs or legs in their sockets to get the right angle and move pegs or tenons in and out of mortise holes to get it all square and level.
The procedures and specimens used in the study provide a convenient method of obtaining the information needed for determining moment-rotation factors for round mortise and tenon joints.
(2) Mortise and tenon connection: the mortise and tenon should be connected tightly; the extent of pulling out of the tenon from the mortise, cracking, and the crookedness of member should be within the allowance.
Because of their simplicity, inherent ease of quality control, and durability, round mortise and tenon joints were used in the construction of both tables.
Although rectangular mortise and tenon joints have been used in heavy timber frame construction for centuries, limited information is available concerning their semirigid behavior in bending--although it has been suggested that rational analyses can be obtained if the joints are assumed to carry no moment and that the stiffness of pinned axial connections are based on pin behavior alone (Bulleit et al.
Mel Hatch, president of Salt Lake City-based Accu-Systems Inc., said he was pleased to win the 2004 Challengers Award for the model MMTJ single-sided CNC machine miter, mortise and tenon machine.
(1999) treated the semirigid behavior of rectangular mortise and tenon joints used in heavy timber flame construction and concluded that the joints should be assumed to carry no moment and that the stiffness of pinned axial connections should be based on pin behavior alone.
The mortise and tenon (M&T) joint has been used in the furniture industry in joints requiring high strength for many years.
Throughout the past one thousand years of woodworking, joinery methods have functioned as a common thread, from mortise and tenon to dovetails, rabbets and tongue and groove.
Tests were conducted to determine the load capacity and structural behavior of trusses constructed with round mortise and tenon heel joints.