1/8" Floating tenons

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Forum topic by Cowdoc posted 10-31-2013 03:56 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2013 03:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: floating tenon 18

Good Morning,

New to the forum but have followed for years.

Looking to make some mission style furniture and need to mortise a number of 3/8” slats in coffee table ends. Have done this before with mortise attachment on drill press but was wondering if I could make the tenons floating using a 1/8” upcut bit? Great success using a homemade jig, 1/4” Dewalt plunge router and 1/4” upcut spiral bit but…..has anyone made floating mortises with a 1/8” bit?

Thanks for all the help,


-- Lou, Michigan........"Just because I can, doesn't mean I should, but I probably will anyway"

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 11:15 PM

I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Just be careful of how big a bit you take at once.

Loose tenons are my favorite kind of joinery. Next year I plan on adding a festool domino to my arsenal.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 12:13 AM

I’ll say yes. Like Nite said, watch your depth.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 01:33 PM

just use your depth stops and it will go quick and easy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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