For what you were trying to make, it would seem a sliding dovetail would be perfect. Easy enough
to slide out for storage and enough friction to keep the legs from sliding off the base. Oh, and
it uses a documented medieval assembly joint.
I built the brackets that attach my headboard to my Gokstad bed frame using sliding dovetails.
The bracket has a pair of legs that make it look like a tuning fork with one face slanting back
at the end of the tuning fingers. That section was routed using a dovetail router bit so it
slides into a matching dovetail on the back of the headboard. Allows the bed to pack down to a
stack of lumber easily mounted on the roof rack.
I've seen several older hat/coat racks with their legs assembled using the sliding dovetails.
Even plywood legs would work OK with this, though real wood would hold up better.
Haraldr Bassi, Bjornsborg, Ansteorra (formerly Frosted Hills, East)
Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart wrote:
> I use some that are just like those for beds ( from Rockler.com )
> They do not stay together as well for things that you would pick up
> and move around. They depend on the weight of the bed rails and
> the mattress to help hold them together. But for what they do they
> work great!
> Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
> Aude Aliquid Dignum
> ' Dare Something Worthy '
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jeff Johnson <jljonsn9663@ yahoo.com>
> To: medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Sunday, September 7, 2008 7:52:07 PM
> Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: looking for specific knock downm hardware
> Here's another set from a retailer:
> http://tinyurl. com/6cyhr2 <http://tinyurl. com/6cyhr2>
> --- In medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com
> <mailto:medievalsaw dust%40yahoogrou ps.com>, "Jim Hart" <baronconal@ ...>
> > > AND
> > >
> > > I got lucky and found the manufacturer. ..
> > >
> > > www.mod-eez. com
> > >
> > Just got off the phone with them.
> > SUPER friendly!
> > They are sending me some samples of
> > their other products.
> > These clips and the other stuff that they
> > sell look like they could be VERY useful
> > for SCA stuff that could be disassembled
> > and packed easily....