Breadboard ends are typically a pain in the butt to join. You're cutting sliding dovetail joints, integral tenons and mortises, and it all becomes quite the process. The reason for this is to compensate for the movement in both the table top, and the breadboard. If this is not done properly the breadboard will fall off over time.
The second issue is strength. Being a table end you want to make sure if someone stands up using the table end, they don't break off the breadboard.
Check out my video tutorial on how I attach my breadboard ends and follow along with the step by step below!
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In this step you are going to want to lay out your breadboard with the end of your table top. Make sure both are square. You can square your table using a multitude of techniques, but it is crucial to a proper joint that both surfaces are flush.
Apply glue to all of the mortises on the table top side. Use a brush to make sure there is plenty of glue in each.
Using a mallet hammer on the bread board until it seats properly.
Mark where each hole will be in the center of the tenon on the breadboard side. (for 140mm tenons use 1/4 the overall dimension, or 35mm)
Check out Mark from the wood whisperers video on how he attached his breadboard in the same way.
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