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Quick-set Tenon Jig

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Project by jayman7 posted 127 days ago 1997 views 18 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build Matthias' Quick-set Tenon Jig after buying his set of plans. They are extremely well documented and made it very easy to build along. Honestly I don’t really need a tenoning jig at the moment since I mainly use my Domino, but it looked like a lot of fun to build. I added another sled underneath the jig to make it very easily to make the jig parallel to the blade. I figured it was easier than shimming the fence along that axis. The other two axis were easy to calibrate to make everything square to the table saw. The third picture shows my first real test cut after working out the math properly. I was shooting for a 0.375” tenon and got it almost dead on. I just need a small tweak in the stops to make it perfect (I probably need to modify the number I used for the blade kerf).





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#1 posted 127 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for the site and sharing.

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#2 posted 127 days ago

Remember when getting the tenon sized to the perfect .375 from measure .3775 is going to be fun, enjoy and good luck. :-) that’s a divide by 2 so only like .00125 per side. I’m mean great job on this tenon sled, I’ve seen the Matthias jig you referenced and yours is awesome. Sometime people ask me “why do you have automotive thickness feeler gauge in wood work shop?” Now they know.

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#3 posted 126 days ago

Great build.

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#4 posted 126 days ago

Nice work an impressive jig.

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#5 posted 126 days ago

Very nice work. You will find this is a very nice jig to use. I’ve made a few tenons that were close to my setting but never quite dead on. Helped me notice my table saw blade wasn’t square to the table and had a slight amount of wobble.

I also use feeler gauges to help set the stops after a test stop ;)

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#6 posted 126 days ago

Awesome

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#7 posted 125 days ago

Great Build! I have looked at many of the things Matthias comes up with from serious to a little wacky and juvenile…this guy has an outstandingly creative mind. I bet his kids just can’t wait to see what new cool thing he has come up with today!

Engineering, whimsy and woodworking combined.

Let us know how it performs after you have used it a while please

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