I was wondering, for monkey tools or tenon shoulder tools what ratio of tenon diameter to length should be used?
I have a six inch chunk of shaft that I just took to my machinist buddies shop, he is going to face it then we are going to drill holes of different sizes and round over the edges so I can use this like a tenon swage block. Mostly for carpenter’s chisel tangs, but I am drilling holes larger for future needs.
So in traditional joinery is there an advantageous length to make a tenon of a given diameter?
AKA a tenon should be three times s long as the diameter, or what ever the rule may be?