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    Default Double-lock drawer face joint

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    Anyone know another name or history of this joint?

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    Thanks for the quick response but the joint pictured is quite different, look close.

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    I've never seen that before. It looks like it could be done completely on the tablesaw. It would be a clever way to make lots of joints quickly once you are set up. Thanks for sharing!

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    Looks like they accommodated the grain-oriented weakness of the side-facing tenon by making it twice as wide as the front one... so that's good. Much quicker than dovetails, but still probably not as strong. Looks fine for lightly-loaded drawers.

    Sadly, no history input though.

    Chip

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    Seen them or a modified version in lane cedar chests.

    Fast and simple with table saw critical or easier if blade width "just right".

    Set correctly then cut laying down then flip and cut from end without changing anything.

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    I was confident that I would get some intelligent responses from you guys -
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    I've never seen that before, but I like it. Locks the joint in 2 directions, allows the drawer bottom dado to be completely hidden from view, and sliding the bottom in keeps the joint from mechanically coming apart. Also dead simple to cut as well. Thanks for posting.

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    Neat looking joint but I can see it being a bear to assemble unless it is a loose fit which negates the point of the joint.

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    Yes Pattnmaker I agree.
    When I get to my shop Monday I’ll make some and see what I think, looks like a joint that a machinist would have fun with.

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    Such joints might have been referred to as "cash register joints". At least I know of a similar one that is called by that name. Looks like a good joint!

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    Finally took the time to cut some small drawer joints and once set up is seems that I can get a nice snug fit with good repeatability.

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    I've seen that on sewing machine cabinets. It seems to be a joint which can be made on a production basis using relatively simple tooling.

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    Nice fit Lanso!

    It is certainly looks to be an easy joint to set up on a tenoner. One top or bottom tenon spindle with a saw on it, one cope head for each part. Though slightly different set ups for the side vs the end. If you include the trim saw, two guys on a through feed DET could make what, about a bazillion drawers worth of parts per hour!

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