Tablesaw Tenon jig

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 05-15-2013 11:46 PM 3701 views 22 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tenon jig I made for my table saw, it’s made from a bit of mdf and a few boards and a strip of sandpaper. It’s a sled with a runner and a screw in a board to register off. I use it with my dado stack to make tenons very quickly and accurately. It works well for single tenons of any size.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 11:49 PM

But I gotta ask, what’s the purpose of the two holes?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 12:10 AM

Oh the two holes were practice for me. Recessed screw holes, with a screw in each. Going to use same process to assemble a trestle table base and top I’m working on.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 12:15 AM

Looks like a quick easy way to make tenons! I need to give it a try. Thanks for posting it!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 12:30 AM

A very nice yet simple jig. I like it!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 12:34 AM

Lookin good. Jigs are like clamps….......ya just never have enough of em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 01:32 AM

Geoff: thanks for the tenon jig design. It’s something I will try.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 03:31 AM

Very nice jig. Thanks for sharing.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 08:44 AM

Nice work and great little jig. Should help prevent tearout and make some nice tenons.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 01:33 PM

Pretty slick… Another one added to the to do list… Thanks for sharing :)

-- Dan

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