|Project by mafe||posted 10-30-2010 11:54 PM||19981 views||95 times favorited||50 comments|
This is my attempt to make a tenonmaker, ok I was impatient…
I heard the other day about the tenonmaker from Bridge city, and checked it out… It was Napoleon that told me he had ordered one, and was waiting now full of expectation.
So I checked it out, and could see the order cut-off date was October 22nd 2010…
So what do you do?
I made me one this afternoon!!!
The tenonmaker is a tool make a perfect fit between the mortise and the tenon.
The idea is you first cut the mortise, and then use the tenonmaker to set the table saw or router table to cut a perfect fit after.
Here it is:
Pic 1: Tenonmaker on my drawing (and my best friend ‘Tordenskjold’ Peter Wessel).
Pic 2: Parts for the project, and my kerfmakers for inspiration.
Pic 3: Using those wonderful planes I got as a present from my brother Div.
Pic 4: Cutting a thread in the hardwood.
Pic 5: Mounting the little brass parts, here drilling for a brass pin.
Pic 6: The little family of MAFE markers.
And again my contribution was ‘BRASS’.
Measure: 15×3 x 1,5 cm. Max tenon 9,3 cm long.
Brass parts mounted with Epoxy and a little brass screw in the front.
Since I finished it this night, I have not tested it yet, but I will make a little review when done, and yes; I took pictures for a blog that will come soon.
Here are a few updated pictures of the front and rear end, I filed them a little so I can get into thinner mortises, and then the rear one for elegancy…
Front end open.
The rear end with the tail up.
The rear end with the tail down.
My sketchbook drawing, not a real work drawing, but a drawing on the move…
You might be interested in my Height-, length gauge, when you have to set the table saw depth for the cut.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
Best thoughts and thank you to all here who inspire me, and for Napoleon to provoke me this time,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.