Tenoning Jig

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Project by VA_Engineer posted 03-24-2013 10:28 PM 2060 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really needed a good tenoning jig for an upcoming project and the metal ones don’t get great reviews. Inspired by this article, I grabbed some scrap plywood and got started.

The long boards are 16”x10” and the rest was cut to fit my fence. The slick part is the plexiglass spring, it does a great job of holding the jig tight to the fence and slides really well. If I had a chance to do it again I would make the fence attachment longer and use 2 plexi-springs.

I ground the pin off a clamp so I could thread it through the holes. The holes are just higher than the maximum height of my blade.

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 12:04 AM

Neat job! I like how yours rides around the fence, that should prevent any wobble as it slides towards the blade. I think I will try the t-track clamp as the article suggests. Then again, if you only need it for a few jobs, your clamp idea is pretty spiffy. Especially if you can get the clamp back out. Lastly, the “danger zone” is a nice touch.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 12:31 AM

good one well done

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 02:07 AM

I for one would love to see it in action

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 03:21 PM

The spring idea is clever. And due to your warning label, I now have Kenny Loggins stuck in my head. Thanks.

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 12:43 PM

Love the jig, i need one of these.

I’m with Brian, now i have Kenny Loggins going…. sophisticated, super spy “Archer” would love this jig, if you happen to watch that show.

-- _Moose_ Hooper, UT

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