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post #1 of 3 Old 05-15-2013, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cutting tennons

So after using a dado blade and miter gauge for the last few years to cut tennons, I finally put the tenoning jig together.......first impressions, dado blade was easier. How do you all cut them?

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I am with you. I cut them with a dado blade a little thick and clean them up with a block plane and shoulder plane.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-15-2013, 10:46 PM
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bandsaw, 2 fence stops

The shoulders get done with the fence at the proper offset to the left. Then the fence moves toward the blade to cut the faces with a stop for the depth. All pieces get cut at once that require each operation. If planing or sanding is necessary, then that gets done for a perfect fit.

I've also made a great tenon jig for the table saw, but it requires holding the workpiece vertically. Not so on the bandsaw, much easier, in my opinion. 6 TPI blade give a pretty smooth cut without clean up.

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Tenoning Jig Modified
This one rides against the fence, so if your fence is accurate and can be fine tuned in small increments, it will work fine. If not you're better off with a commercially made one with fine adjustment feature.

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