|Project by Greedo||posted 01-07-2011 11:02 PM||3404 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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