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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 07-01-2009 01:04 PM 1904 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick, & Barb Cain

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07-01-2009 01:04 PM

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Check out this simply made tenon making jig.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 07-01-2009 01:29 PM

thanks for the link ,
i just make my tenons flat on the saw ,
with a dado stack and the fence set for shoulder length .
run in until you hit the fence ,
flip and repeat .
i just do the tip end first to try my fit first .
also use a board screwed to miter gauge to backup the cut and relieve tearout .

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#2 posted 07-01-2009 05:27 PM

Thanks for the tip Dick.:-)

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-01-2009 07:07 PM

Thanks Dick, I learned something. You’re something else….. I love your posts although I don’t comment on all of them. THANKS!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#4 posted 07-01-2009 07:40 PM

my tenoning jig is similar except instead of using the miter slot i built it to slip over the fence and it simply slides back and forth along it. just move the fence to adjust the width of the tenon

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 11:03 PM

I found the video useful but kind of cringed with the Irwin Clamp’s position, might have been an optical illusion but it seemed awfully near the blade and one could find themselves unconciously reaching for the handle of the clamp if it was percieved that it needed tightened or repositioned during the cut simply because the handle is where we are programmed to grab it. I would have done everything the same except I would have reversed the clamp so only the clamp head would be above the blade with the handle being on the other side of the fence, then any attempt to reach for the handle would mean having the upright fence between my hand and the blade.

Just 2 cents worth of opinion, I know


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 07-02-2009 12:10 AM


The same thought ran through my mind also.

I was good of you to bring it up.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 07-07-2009 08:42 AM

Thanks Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 07:43 AM

Thanks for the Link Dick

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