My instructor for this project suggested that I use spacer blocks to cut the second shoulder for the tenons to fit the mortises needed for this rocking chair. I was about to make those spacers when I received a new issue of Woodcraft Magazine. The article in the Feb/Mar 2016 issue was entitled Twin-Blade Joinery. With this method I would use twin RIP saw blades with disks or shims between the blades. With the right combination of shims I could cut tenons for the following mortise sizes cut ...
I have had the need to have a better storage solution for my table saw blades. To a smaller degree I also need to have a similar solution for my circular saw blades. I looked through my Shop Notes and Woodsmith archive for some suggestions. I decided to make a table top bid as well as a wall hanging rack. For this old man it is becoming harder to move around full sheets of 3/4 inch plywood; especially those with core’s of MDF. Therefore, I made a skateboard for moving sheets of pl...
While taking an online course, it was suggested that we use spacer blocks to cut the width of the tenons. The instructor gave us a reference to a magazine article that built a JIG across the Biesemeyer table saw rip fence. This is a wide fence. My table saw has a narrow fence; therefore I decided to make my JIG with two cross members over my fence as shown in the embedded image below. Tall Tenon Cutting JIG riding on my table saw’s Rip Fence. (Note: this image is right-side u...
We don’t do anything small. Not even crosscut sleds! This one has extendable fences, zero clearance inserts, micro-adjusters and three attachable jigs for finger joints, splined miters, half laps, bridle joints, tenons and more! This is part two- where I demonstrate all of the attachments. You can get detailed instructions for the project here. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! And visit our website- it’s how we support the show! To enter to win our monthly tool ...
I’ve had a table saw tenon jig for many years, and it’s spent most of its life under and around the table saw. As such, stuff was usually piled on it, and of course it was always covered with saw dust, gunk, and enough humid air to generate rust. So I finally decided to make a purpose built box to store it in. Due to the awkward nature of the components that make up a tenon jig, there ends up being a lot of unused space in such a box. To take advantage of this wasted space, I a...
Fast and easy way to build a jig for tenons in less than two hours.View video Here:
Before we actually get into cutting the lap joint itself, let’s talk a little about my tenon jig. This jig is a pretty good addition to any shop. It’s quite easy to make from just a few scraps laying around. For this project you’ll need a tall face, and a board the exact width of your table saw’s fence. Here are some shots of my jig. You’ll need a piece of track, a knob and a holding device to act as your securing device. You can buy the track at Rockler or Woodcraf...
This is the newest addition in my shop. I realized it was necessesary to build this one for my upcoming projects that will require a lot of M/T joineries. Please watch my video at youtube to see how it works. Hope you find my jig interesting. Thanks
I had an extremely frustrating evening. We had 3 hours to work on our projects and I seem to make mistakes every other minute!!! I even poked myself with largeish splinter when the stupid dreaded miserable *^%$#@ rebate plane blew out the corner of the tenon I was trimming to size! Yeah I now realize I should have backed it up, but it and I were fighting all evening, I eventually switched to a rasp (what is the emoticon for frustrated woodworker!) I have to hand it to Ryan though, he of...
I’m not sure if this is standard practice or not, but when I’m building a piece where the dimensions don’t need to be exact, I start with the doors and build out from there. I’m building some simple shaker-style doors, mostly because I don’t have any actual stile and rail bits for my router. In the past I’ve done all the cutting—slotting and tenoning—with straight bits. For this project, though, I decided to spend some money on a slot cutting bi...
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