|Project by HalDougherty||posted 07-12-2011 02:30 AM||12334 views||23 times favorited||12 comments|
A few days ago, I saw a great blog post about making a tenon jig by (Don W) that used a router to cut tenons on round stock. It looked like a bigger version of a jig I made a long time ago to make dowels from square stock. Today I made a jig just like it, except I clamped it to my router table instead of attaching a router plate to the top. I just turned it upside down and attached two extensions to clamp it to the table. The last photo shows the tenon in a scrap block with a 1 1/2” round mortise. This face plate has a 1 1/2” hole and I also made a 2” diameter hole in another face plate. Only the 2” forster bits at the hardware store were over $30. 1 1/2” tenons will be fine. It should speed up making rustic tables and I’ll have a use for small tree limbs so there will be less waste. Look for more table and bench projects soon.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com