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Project by bowtie posted 01-20-2012 02:26 AM 3879 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this 1 , 1-1/2 tenon maker from rockler outlet last year and finally got some time to play with it. Built the housing from scrap. I can clamp it to a sawhorse outside or my workbench if the weather is bad. Our land is “littered” with cedar tops where it was logged years ago so I have plenty of wood to work with.
thanks for lookin

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....





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SASmith

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 02:46 AM

That is a good looking table you put together with that setup.
After looking at the jig in pic 3 I think it would be fairly easy to make a shop made version of it.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 04:10 AM

SASmith,

Here’s a project I did a while back to make tenons for bench and table legs for some slabs I had.

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I used a few scraps and some screws, so my total cost was very low and the jig makes great looking parts for benches. This jig makes a 1 1/2” tenon and I also made replaceable plates to cut 1” – 2” and 2 1/2” tenons If I need other sizes it just takes a few minutes to make a new plate.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 07:39 AM

Cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 01:32 PM

hal
looked at your post and am very impressed by your jig. than i read your comment on leveling the legs on sawmill and thought dang…... why didnt i think of that! in the future im going to search ljs for these great ideas and solutions before overworking my little brain or spending any cash for a mass produced tool.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 04:18 PM

Very well done!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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