Tenon jig for cross cut sled

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Project by Jim Rowe posted 04-06-2015 06:04 PM 1881 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making my small parts crosscut sled and finding that it did make accurate 90 degree cuts I thought that I could use the sled as a platform for a simple tenon jig. Here is the result.

I used odd scraps of MDF to create a backplate that had two rows of holes. I then made a sliding gripper plate with adjustment slots to ensure a snug fit with the work piece. Hand pressure is sufficient to hold it in place. A couple of pocket hole screws secured the bracing at the back of the front plate.

I set the tenon cheek thickness using a tyre tread depth gauge adjusting the back plate to achieve the desired distance between the saw blade and the back face. Once the required cheek thickness is set the jig is secured to the back fence of the crosscut sled using a Kreg clamp.

It works for me!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 06:27 PM

That’s a sweet ride.
Wonderful idea to use the sled for the jig.
Nice work and nice ideas.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 08:42 PM

A nice addition to your cross cut sled.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 09:45 PM

Great Idea Hope you don’t mind if I use it.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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