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Project by Bullgoose posted 07-10-2009 10:29 PM 3898 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Band saw tenon making jig from plans in a woodworking mag. Made from fall-off quarter sawn white oak.

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.





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Max

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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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Christopher

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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.

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Bullgoose

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#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.

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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reggiek

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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.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Christopher

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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!

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Bullgoose

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#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. ;~)

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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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.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#8 posted 07-11-2009 03:19 AM

well done that well do er

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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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…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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