A Patented Joinery System
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MikroTenon™ Joinery is a patented mortise and tenon joinery "SYSTEM" for any size project and ideal for large woodworking projects (farmhouse tables, beds...) and small structures. The traditional wood tenon is replaced by a "Threaded Tenon". The metal-to-metal connection allows components to be assembled, disassembled, and reassembled an unlimited number of times without loss of structural integrity or aesthetics.
Threaded Tenon Joinery™ is ideal for Professional Woodworkers building custom furniture or Stair Railings; Content Creators looking for new-methods projects to demo on their Channels; Retailers wanting to add new products, demo fodder and reasons to buy their bits/hardware/tools/lumber; and Furniture Manufacturers wanting to improve production-level methods and user-friendly, assemble-at-home knock-down products. Check out our Collaboration Page.
Threaded Tenon Joinery™ is a "System" that includes hardware, drawings, CutLists and Tutorials. This "System" allows DIY, even newbie, woodworkers to take on projects that might otherwise be beyond one's skill-set, tools and/or budget. Hobbyists should check out our ready-to-build Projects (coming soon)
Threaded Tenons are laser-fabricated from 1/4" metal. Most are steel although aluminum, stainless and synthetics are possible. There are two versions, one with 3 holes the other with 5. The center hole of each is factory-tapped with 5/16"-18 threads. Two other holes are reserved for fasteners to permanently mount the tenon. The 5-Hole Threaded Tenon has two extra holes sized to be 5/16" tapped or used for alternate mounting scenarios.
Threaded Tenons are permanently mounted to a board, typically on the end grain of say a rail, using two GRK Fasteners. Tenons can also be mounted on metal using hybrid methods or welded. Templates are used to accurately align and pilot for mounting tenons. The only power tools needed for mounting are a hand-held router (18V works great) and a cordless driver. That's It! No mortising machines, chisels or expensive jigs.
Unlike the deep mortises of traditional joinery Threaded Tenon Joinery™ mortises are only 1/4" deep. The patented shape of the Threaded Tenon allows for two mortising options. One option is the "router-method" where a Template is secured to a board to rout the shallow mortise with a hand-held (18V) router.
A 2nd mortising option is available using a Forstner bit typically mounted in a drillpress. The Template has 3 or 5 small holes sized to receive either a Metalworker's Punch or Hinge Bit to "dimple" for piloting. After removing the Template the very sharp tip of the Forstner bit is placed in the dimple to prevent "bit-jump" then to bore the 1/4" deep overlapping borings creating a matching mortise.
Threaded Tenon Joinery™ is equally at home on angled applications, a task nearly impossible with traditional mortise and tenon. Applications such as diagonal stretchers or diagonal bracing on table bases or where rafters meet ridge boards or headers on angled roof structural projects.
To assemble the project the Threaded Tenon end of the board is placed in the mortise. A threaded bolt is sent from the opposite surface into the threads of the Threaded Tenon. An Allen wrench is used to turn the bolt drawing the boards together without clamps. The joint is incredibly strong; perfectly flush; and contains no adhesives.
Because there are no adhesives with Threaded Tenon Joinery™ and it is a threaded-metal-to-threaded-metal connection the project can be disassembled and reassembled an unlimited number of times without loss of structural integrity or aesthetic appeal. just one of the "Claims" approved by the U.S. Patent Office on our Utility Patent .
It's unlimited!!!! Threaded Tenon Joinery™ projects can be "...assembled, disassembled and reassembled an unlimited number of times without loss of structural integrity or aesthetic appeal". Just one of the "Claims" approved by the U.S. Patent Office on our Utility Patent .