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Log Tenon Maker

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Project by medsker posted 02-26-2012 01:10 AM 5289 views 21 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I learned how to make log furniture with the logman tenon maker. However, I did not want to spend the money to buy the tenon maker so I built my own. Once I got everything set correctly it works great. Easy alternative to spending the money on one of these.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 01:47 AM

Great job and a money saver too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 11:05 AM

I built one a while back that clamps on my router table and it also makes great dowels from square stock. It sure speeds up making rustic bench legs.

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

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Abe

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 01:36 PM

Genius. I’ve been looking at tenon cutters for a while now, but I think you’ve just settled the argument for me. Well done.

-- - Abe

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 02:42 PM

Nice jig, and great money saver. I am of the same school of though, if I can make it I will not buy it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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beavercut

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 02:28 PM

What am I missing? For the life of me cannot figure how it works. How is the log held, kept centered, advanced? What bit is used?

-- Beavercut

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nomercadies

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 04:08 PM

Where do you find router bits like that? I have been thinking along this route, but the bit thing has held me back. I really like what you’ve done.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 12:55 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to jigcontest@runbox.com. You might win!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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fullback27

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#8 posted 02-18-2013 05:20 PM

Do you have any plans or specs for how you built this? Thanks

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