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Take the Loose-tenon Plunge

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Rout this strong joint quickly and accurately with a plunge router and a simple jig you can build.

Also known as floating tenons, loose-tenon joinery features a piece of wood -- the tenon -- inserted into matching mortises. It's just as strong as a joint made with integral tenons, and even trumps traditional mortise-and-tenon construction in several ways. Download this free article to learn how to create these super-strong joints with your plunge router and an easy jig we'll show you how to build.

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