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Forum topic by Eric posted 07-04-2012 06:38 PM 1017 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2012 06:38 PM

I need to make a 1/4” tenon with my dado blade. The problem is my workpiece is only 3 1/2” long. I’m using my miter gauge with a stop block, but don’t want to hold a piece this small by hand.

-- Eric

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 06:45 PM

you can make a sled with hold clamps

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 09:28 PM

use a bandsaw if you have one. Just clamp a straight edge for a fence and use a stop block. This has become my preferred method for making tenons on any size stock.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#3 posted 07-05-2012 01:37 AM

Use double sided tape and tape your workpiece to a longer board.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#4 posted 07-05-2012 01:59 AM

I use a small wood clamp to hold small pieces and either the bandsaw or router table to make tenons.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 01:53 PM

have a look at this :

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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