LumberJocks

tenoning jig for european tablesaws

  • Advertise with us
Project by Greedo posted 01-07-2011 11:02 PM 3111 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i had to make 160 tenons with my new Robland tablesaw-shaper and the tenoning cutters for the shaper didn’t get deliverd on time. so i had to come up with a jig for my saw. there is no T track on european saws so classical american jigs didn’t apply.

the “jig” i had for my previous saw with wich i made thousand and more tenons, consisted of a panel clamped to the paralel fence against wich i pushed the workpieces by hand… quite dangerous and exhausting.

this time i used my saws crosscutting fence tracks, and the tightening knobs from the stops to tighten the jig to the sliding wagon, this way i can slide the jig left and right and tighten it anywhere. i also use the hold down clamp that was provided with the saw to hold the jig down at the rear.

to make a tenon i simply block my workpiece against the jig fence, (i need to remove the riving knife because it’s forbidden to make plunged cuts in europe, and the rivng knife is higher to forbid hidden cuts)
the i pusch the wagon forward with my body while holding the piece with minor pressure. it’s almost effortless and rapid. 1 hour and half to make 160 tenons of 3 different sizes.

making the jig took 30 mins





8 comments so far

View Don Johnson's profile

Don Johnson

621 posts in 1504 days


#1 posted 01-07-2011 11:13 PM

Ah! That’s why my riving knife (removed) was too tall!
I’ve been thinking of hacking a bit off the top.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

713 posts in 2232 days


#2 posted 01-08-2011 12:29 AM

No T track on european saws ? whatta, so you don’t get to spend cash on all the nice toys like miter gauge and alignment jigs and dials and….......

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

View mafe's profile

mafe

9621 posts in 1813 days


#3 posted 01-08-2011 01:23 AM

One simple and brilliant solution, this I will look into for my Festool saw.
Thank you for sharing this idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2066 posts in 1556 days


#4 posted 01-08-2011 01:40 AM

European tools aren’t really for the handy, they’re for the needy <<
that’s why I don’t buy european tools at all :)

BTW what are these 80 pieces for?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View Greedo's profile

Greedo

468 posts in 1684 days


#5 posted 01-08-2011 09:09 AM

not sure i understand your first line sodabowski lol.
the pieces were for a series of workbenches i had to make,

neccesity is the mother of inventions! and on these saws there is little neccesity, there is a crosscutting wagon that can cut up to 100 inches in length and with. no need for a crosscutting jig
there is a miter gauge provided with a separate fence and hold down clamp. this also serves to make tenons with the shaper.

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2066 posts in 1556 days


#6 posted 01-09-2011 12:51 AM

twas a badly turned joke :p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View nobuckle's profile

nobuckle

1120 posts in 1484 days


#7 posted 01-09-2011 06:01 PM

When you mentioned that plunge cuts are forbidden in Euorope are you saying that there is a law against such actions and that’s why manufacturer’s like Robland make their riving knives so high?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

View Greedo's profile

Greedo

468 posts in 1684 days


#8 posted 01-09-2011 10:05 PM

buckle, im not sure if there is a law against making plunged cuts, but the manufactures do need to mention in their manual that plunged cuts are not allowed with their saw. and maybe it’s just because i took the 250mm blade option with additional scoring blade instead of the standard 300mm blade alone. and maybe they only have 1 riving knife for both blade sizes.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase