|Project by tinnman65||posted 10-05-2014 12:08 AM||4778 views||36 times favorited||17 comments|
This may seem familiar to some of you,this was a project by Jeff Miller that was in Popular Woodworking Feb.2014 #209. This is apparently an old tool that was mainly used in France by early chairmakers. After seeing this I knew I had to make one.The tenoning frame holds the work and creates a perfectly flat surface for the saw to ride on. This little jig cut perfect shoulders on tenons with ease. You do all your layout as you normally would with a marking knife or scribe then use a jig to line up these marks to the cutting edge of the saw and cut. The spacer block that is used to line the saw up is a block of wood with a washer filed down to a cutting edge attached to its edge at the exact height as the lowest point of the saw blade. Jeff Miller used a Lie Nielson saw blade for his saw, well that wasn’t going to happen for me. I just bought a kobalt tenon saw from Lowes for around $14, and used the handles from on old plane.The whole thing is walnut except for the base of the saw which is maple.
If you do tenons on curved parts or angled shoulders or if like me you sometimes have trouble even on straight tenons you will love this tool.
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