|Project by Blake||posted 12-03-2007 11:56 PM||20505 views||28 times favorited||13 comments|
I have a fancy Delta fully adjustable table saw tenon jig… I never use it. I like mine a lot better. It is so much easier to use.
This simple jig slides over my table saw fence. So adjusting it from side to side is as easy and accurate as moving my fence. I simply screw on a new vertical “fence” (the part that backs up your workpiece) for each project and then I never have tearout. I can also put the vertical fence at any angle I need.
I can use this jig for all sorts of things besides just tenons. I can clamp small panels to it for shaping box tops, or I can attach pieces too small to safely hold by hand. I can even turn it around and put it on the other side fence and use it backwards for cutting bevels if I need to.
The handle is made from an old handsaw. We get old hands saws in our tool store all the time and the saw itself is not worth saving. I like using the handles for jigs.
The inside of the channel (that rides on the table saw fence) has one side covered in felt. This snugs it up to make a perfect fit and helps it slide.
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