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Band saw tenon making jig from plans in a woodworking mag. Made from fall-off quarter sawn white oak.
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#1 posted 07-10-2009 10:45 PM
Man a jig made out of quarter sawn white oak!!!!!!! Now that is class….. very nice.
-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT
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#2 posted 07-10-2009 11:05 PM
Nice jig! I have the same saw, what do you think of yours? I have always been hesitant to use the band saw to cut tenons but I suppose with a wider blade like yours it would cut very true.
#3 posted 07-10-2009 11:15 PM
I like the saw, haven’t had any issues to speak of. I have a Magswitch featherboard that I use to “pin” the piece to the jig. I find this method to be quicker and more effective than the table saw.
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#4 posted 07-10-2009 11:16 PM
Nice jig….furniture class…(when they said hardwood you kicked it up a notch)!
I too have the same saw…never thought of using it for tenons….usually cut em with my dado blade and table saw – but would be nice not to have to change out blades on my table saw just to cut a tenon or two.
I too would be interested to hear how it works out for you.
Thank you for sharing this.
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#5 posted 07-10-2009 11:49 PM
I made a bridle joint jig a week or so ago and I used featherboards to keep the rail where I wanted it but some of them, somehow, moved on me and a few of the open mortises are wider than they should be. I wonder if they sell a fence for this saw? I found a place here in Sioux Falls that sells the ball bearing guides for it for a hundred bucks!
#6 posted 07-11-2009 12:35 AM
Well, as with most “store bought” jigs, I seem to always find a reason (or dozens) as to why I might build my own! Although I have no idea why you are having this issue, I have found that if I complete my mortises first, the tenons just seem to “fit” better. I hope this is, in some way, helpful; if not, I apologize for my lack of expertise. ;~)
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#7 posted 07-11-2009 03:05 AM
Nice jig! Good design. I have a tenon jig for my tablesaw and I use my bandsaw more to cut tenons. I bought the Kreg bandsaw fence and it makes it easier to use adjustable stop blocks for the temon depth.
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#8 posted 07-11-2009 03:19 AM
well done that well do er
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#9 posted 03-01-2010 10:40 PM
I am with Max: “Man a jig made out of quarter sawn white oak!!!!!!! Now that is class….. very nice.” Just needs a little stain to make the stripes pop – maybe ease the corners a little – a hand rubbed oil finish…
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