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Loose Tenon Jigs / Tools

I've been using dowel-rod joinery for quite a while now and I'm looking to transition into loose tenon joinery. I was hoping to find a decent tool / jig on the market for use with a router but there doesn't seem to be anything? Is there anything on the market right now or should I resort to building my own? If so, what plans and jigs should I look at?
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Get on you tube and you will find a gazillion videos showing how to make a mortise with a router. The tenons can be made with a long stick of wood on a table saw. Make a long strip to fit the dimensions you need the tenon to be and then cross cut them to length.

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I made my own self-centering morting jig ...

This one is even more simple than mine:


Mine is more accurate because once it's adjusted for the width of the stock it will stay centered. The one above requires that you keep it twisted to bear against the sides of the stock as you run the length of the mortise, and that may result in some deviation.
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This one is even more simple than mine:
Make a Self Centering Mortise Jig for Floating Mortise and Tenon Joints - YouTube


Mine is more accurate because once it's adjusted for the width of the stock it will stay centered. The one above requires that you keep it twisted to bear against the sides of the stock as you run the length of the mortise, and that may result in some deviation.
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That looks awesome, nice and simple! The kind of jig I'm looking for if I build one. Did you use any plans? Thanks!
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Get on you tube and you will find a gazillion videos showing how to make a mortise with a router. The tenons can be made with a long stick of wood on a table saw. Make a long strip to fit the dimensions you need the tenon to be and then cross cut them to length.
Not really looking for a "how to" on floating/loose tenon joinery. My main concern, like I mentioned in the original post, is what jigs or tools I should take a look at. If you have any suggestions in that department that would be awesome because there are a gazillion jigs on the interwebs. Thanks!
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Jay Bates did a demo on this one, nice looking jig, but looks overpriced to me (?).

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