|Project by Jim Rowe||posted 04-06-2015 06:04 PM||1951 views||6 times favorited||3 comments|
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!