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...
While I have not completed the drill press table, I figured I would post some of the upgrades to the shop that I have been working on. As far as the drill press table is nothing fancy but very functional. I still need to add some T-Track to the fence other that it has work fine. I used it to mortise the legs of my bench and the only issue I had was that I had to remove the table to change the height of the table but I think that is a function of the drill press (I have a 10” Ryobi). ...
This is a recent blog post I did covering the haunched tenons for the cabinet doors for a six-leg sideboard I am building. This is actually episode 9 of probably about a dozen, but this one stands well on its own since it covers a common joint for basic but strong cabinet doors. I have traditionally used cope and stick joinery for most of my cabinet doors, but this particular design does not call for any molding detail on the insides of the rails and stiles, so I figured I might as well use...
Lots of firsts for me tonight: 1) made my first ever jig2) made my first ever dado3) Used my brand new router in the plunge base4) did my first serious routing (ok, kind of a compilation of 1-3 above) Wooo! The jig I made is for routing tenons. The pieces I’m working on (the legs for my workbench in progress) are too big for the router table, too big for my tiny table saw, and damn tiring to do by hand. I got the plans from here Ta da! Not much to look at, really, but i...
I finished the latest accessory for the Super Sled – the Tenon Jig. It’s pretty darn easy to build. Given the cost of commercial tenon jigs, you could easily make this one with the scrap plywood you have laying around. The Tenon Jig’s features include: - micro adjustment feature- built in scale- unique leveling system For PDF measured drawing of the Super Sled and the Tenon Jig, go to the project page and click on the “Browse This Projects Files” link towards the top:h...
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