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dustycajun

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05-08-2015 08:10 PM

Question i have some tenons to cut tor an apron on a farm table. Can this be done wout a ras.

-- klcrd


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#1 posted 05-08-2015 08:25 PM

Yes, you can do them by hand with a good back saw, shoulder plane, and chisels or you can do them on a router table.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 05-08-2015 08:32 PM

If I had a RAS it would be my last choice for that operation. A bandsaw or shoulder plane would be my first choice.

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#3 posted 05-08-2015 08:33 PM

Thanks for the reply

-- klcrd

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#4 posted 05-08-2015 09:27 PM

I always use my RAS. It’s quick and easy and you can always see what you’re doing.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#5 posted 05-09-2015 12:13 AM

And I cut mine with a shop made tenoning jig on the tablesaw! Lots of ways to skin this cat.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-09-2015 12:25 AM

Dado head cutter in table saw. Dado head cutter in RAS. Band saw. Hand saw and chisels. What do you want to do?

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#7 posted 05-09-2015 02:46 AM

Don’ forget the router table as a possible method, as well.

I like skinning cats!

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#8 posted 05-09-2015 04:43 AM

My cat hates that saying.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#9 posted 05-09-2015 12:14 PM

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 05-09-2015 01:44 PM

Good one, Joe!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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dustycajun

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#11 posted 05-09-2015 01:45 PM

That sorta says it all. Mmmm

-- klcrd

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#12 posted 05-09-2015 06:30 PM



My cat hates that saying.

- runswithscissors

What saying?

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#13 posted 05-09-2015 06:32 PM

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#14 posted 05-21-2015 03:58 AM

Feeding the end of a long farm table through a router table or even a table saw doesn’t sound very practical to me. I would use my RAS. But it I didn’t have a RAS I would use a hand held router with a fence. If the stock you are milling is larger than the stationary machine you are milling it on it usually doesn’t work very well. It would be very easy to route the edges of a large table top with a hand held router though.

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