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Blog entry by Joe Watson posted 02-16-2009 03:25 AM 1405 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a few weeks ago i starting trying to build a project using mortise and tenon because its something I had never done before. Started by building the Tenoning Jig, and I was happy with the results.

Frontside of Jig;
Tenoning Jig
Backside of Jig;
Backside of tenon jig

I cut the mortise with forstner bits I just got for christmas.
Mortise

then the tenon on the new jig.
tenon

after mitering the tenons i did my first test fit of a corner.
fitted joint

This is my first exercise in mortise and tenon and its been alot of fun. I hope to get better at the fit. I need a smaller chisel to square up the corners of the mortise. This was originally a couple of pine 2×4’s i re-milled from wood my brother found.

-- Got Wood?



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brianinpa

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#1 posted 02-16-2009 04:24 AM

Looks like the jig works. I was wishing I had a tennoning jig today, but decided to use a lap joint. I like the design.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Joe Watson

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 04:36 AM

no reason you cant do a lap joint with it as well. my problem is i dont have a dado blade and not getting one anytime soon.

-- Got Wood?

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 04:47 AM

I have the stack dado set that came with my DeWalt RAS, so until I make a jig like yours, it will continue to be lap joints, but I will be making one some day.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Darell

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 08:35 PM

Nice work Joe.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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Handi75

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 05:41 PM

Nice and Simple and appears Structural Sound.

I think you got a Winner there… Sometimes the best things are the Simplist things for the Job!

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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lcurrent

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#6 posted 02-23-2009 06:52 PM

Mortising jig for loose tenons much better fit more acurate

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-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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