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Loose Tenon Mortising Jig #2: SketchUp Model Drawn

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Blog entry by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 1314 days ago 4586 reads 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I finally have the SketchUp drawing started. I still have to put dimensions on the drawings and will need to write the instructions. Just wanted to whet your appetite.

Here are a couple of views of the 3D drawing:

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1314 days ago

looks versatile and convenient at first look. nicely done!

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tdv

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#2 posted 1313 days ago

Neat, wish I could get to grips with sketchup. There’s a lot to learn on it & all the demo’s I’ve watched move too fast for me. I just wish computers were made of wood then I’d understand ‘em better
Thanks for the drawing though I’ve had some requests for info on my version so I pointed our friends to yours It will help a lot of Jocks to build their own jig

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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rogerw

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#3 posted 1311 days ago

Very nice. I am patiently waiting for the dimensions.

I do have a question, however. I watched the videos you posted setting up and using the jig. You are a good teacher. Why is the miter slot rail not just screwed down to the cutting board? I am not seeing an obvious reason of having knobs to make what it appears adjustable. Am I missing something?

I do like the idea of using a plastic cutting board. That one took me by surprise. Never thought of that one!

Roger

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tdv

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#4 posted 1311 days ago

Roger you need the mitre slot rail to be adjustable so the the position of the router plate(cutting board) can be adjusted to accomodate different mortice positions in different thicknesses of timber. That is why the hold down at the back is also adjustable by the same amount to make sure it is always over lapping the router plate(cutting board)
Cheers
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#5 posted 1311 days ago

rogerw,

Thanks for the kudos on the video. I really had a good time making it. Did you catch the train horn at the end of video 3? By the time is got to the end, I was tired and ready to edit.

tdv, is right. the adjustments on the router plate allows you to vary the position of the bit on the stock.

Also, the stops are positioned on the rail. The rail is a double rail. Miter slot in the from and a t-track in the back.

I got a start on the dimensions last night and should have them ready soon.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#6 posted 1311 days ago

sawdust- yes i did catch that train horn in the background :-) and thanx for answering that Q. u2 trevor
i guess that will make more sense once i got one in front of me. (still a little foggy)

roger

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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tdv

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#7 posted 1311 days ago

With the stops I had a few offcuts of Kreg tee track so I mounted them toward the front of the jig & since I posted I have inlaid a strip into the front hold down bar to take the Kreg hold down clamps. Every time I use this jig I say thanks to Sawdust it’s a real pleasure to use.
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 1298 days ago

After watching your videos several times, and searching online for other variations of this jig… I await with the others for your measurements to be able to nearly duplicate this jig… it is the best that I have seen for it’s purpose – and I see no reason to totally re-invent the wheel here. thanks

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#9 posted 1011 days ago

I am quite impressed. I will be making something like this. I would like to be able to cut the tennon part as part of the rail, but will have to experiment with that when I get to that point. So far I am just getting ready to build a new workbench. Actually, I am aware it would be helpful to have this jig to work on that too. So many ideas and projects just to do projects.

Thanks.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#10 posted 964 days ago

I have build a prototype of your jig just using the video as a guide. I love it’s promise. I had one question, now I see this on Lumber jocks I have more.
Where are the dimensions? It’s been some time since your last post on it. Is that you that suffered from the storm? If so, I understand why they haven’t been posted yet. How did you get that oak support/clamp to stay in place when you loosen it?
If you have any plans or new info on this jig I would really appreciate you sharing it.
Thanks,
MaxD

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#11 posted 943 days ago

Is it possible to download this plan? Thanks.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#12 posted 816 days ago

I, also, would very much like to see the drawings with dimensions. After watching the videos, I’d really like to make this jig. You have a very nice design here, I think, that would be very useful.

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