Tennos: table saw or router?

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Forum topic by aloeto posted 03-03-2012 02:36 PM 1539 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2012 02:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

I’m a newbi here, this is my first question.
I’m prepearing a jig to cut tennos with a manual router, but I though: isnt it much more simple to cut tennos in the talbe saw? What most experience people woud recomend me?
Thank you in advance.

-- Gerardo from Argentina.

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 03:08 PM

HI Gerardo and welcome to LJs. You can cut very precise floating tenons with a router if you make a shop-bulit moritising machine that uses a permanently mounted router in the horizontal position. This is what I built and use for all of my mortise and tenon work. It has really helped expand what and how much I can do in woodworking.

Also, do a Google search on “horizontal mortising machines” to find out more information. Good luck!...

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 03:58 PM

Hi HorizontalMike, thank you for you comment.

Wow, this is a very impresive jig.
The jig I’m planning it is not so elaborated. It works on vertical position.
Despite my short expirience, I have a little preference on the router, I think it can bring a very good ending on the piece.
But I wonder if in a table saw, with a much more simple jig I could get the same job…
ps, by the time I finished this post…your picture brought another idea to my head…

-- Gerardo from Argentina.

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