Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tenons'

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #4: Tenons!

07-11-2018 12:56 AM by JohnMcClure | 1 comment »

First, those 3/4” mortises I’d saved for last:Came out much cleaner and easier than the 1/2”. The mortise is wide enough to vacuum chips out easily. Now time for tenons on the straight rails. The easiest ones will be on the front rail, since it is full-width and has no cheeks, just small shoulders. Perfect fit: The 1/2” holes are empty right now, but I’ll use oak dowels to pin this joint together and be able to disassemble it for moving. I like the look of ...

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Trestle Table #17: Mortises and Tenons

10-19-2016 03:38 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I returned to this Trestle Table project today. Actually, I have been doing some items with this project like making a jig or two. The wedge to hold the leg assemblies required a small jig. I also needed to make some templates from the printed plans I got from Fine Woodworking Magazine or Taunton Press. The feet for this table has a curve as well as the cap part at the top of the leg assembly. I made templates for these curves from some 1/4 inch thick MDF. I had cut the mortises ...

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Trestle Table #13: Cutting Tenons with Spacer Blocks

09-22-2016 07:22 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I have not received a reply from my three questions sent to Saw Stop’s support. I have concluded that they really do not have a setup where I can use multiple blades as in the twin blade joinery article I was using on my other table saw. Based on this assumptions that Saw Stop can and only will have running solutions that pass their computer checks with their two braking systems, I have moved forward with a spacer block solution for cutting tenons on my Saw Stop table saw. I repl...

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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #12: Framing the Drawers

09-17-2016 01:25 PM by EarlS | 1 comment »

After dry fitting the legs and stretcher I moved on to glueing things together. Wedges were pounded into the tenons. I never really put much thought into making thin wedges so when it came time to make some, I was at a loss. I wound up using the tapering jig on the table saw to rip thin, tapered strips to use as wedges. It was probably not the most efficient or creative way to make them. Anyone have a good way to make thin wedges? Cutting the wedges off and sanding them smooth w...

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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #9: Time to Talk Tenons

09-03-2016 01:07 PM by EarlS | 2 comments »

Time to talk tenons. I’ve made tenons using 3 different methods, a router with a straight bit, a stacked dado on the table saw, and a tenoning jig. Tenoning Jig:I discarded the tenoning jig some time back because it was a pain to set up and keep things square. I never could get the miter bar tight but not too tight and keep things running parallel to the blade which made for tenons that were tight on one end and loose on the other. Long tenons were also a problem since the saw blade wil...

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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #14: Twin-Blade Joinery

03-23-2016 10:36 PM by HappyHowie | 4 comments »

My instructor for this project suggested that I use spacer blocks to cut the second shoulder for the tenons to fit the mortises needed for this rocking chair. I was about to make those spacers when I received a new issue of Woodcraft Magazine. The article in the Feb/Mar 2016 issue was entitled Twin-Blade Joinery. With this method I would use twin RIP saw blades with disks or shims between the blades. With the right combination of shims I could cut tenons for the following mortise sizes cut ...

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Bunk Bed Build #3: Hand Cut Tenons for the Head/Foot Boards

07-11-2013 06:38 PM by Mauricio | 32 comments »

Ok, here are a couple of more evenings of progress behind me. I need to cut 16 tenons total to fit the head board and foot boards on the two beds. This part of the project is going a little slower than the earlier parts. But I’m having fun on this part so its all good. I first scribed a line all the way around the shoulder with a knife, then cut the v groove to guide my saw. Sawed the shoulder, with my dovetail saw. I tried Paul Sellers advise here and used this saw even though it is a...

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Roubo-ish Workbench #4: fitting dovetail tenons, coming together

01-20-2013 06:32 PM by John | 6 comments »

cut the tenons oversized, then fit the first half inch or so, then pare back from there. fitting much better than the first two which I tried to cut to exact size. luckily those were the back legs; the front legs fit very nicely she’s coming together! thanks for looking

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My First Workbench #14: Day 14: Trimming Tenons and legs...

08-26-2012 12:10 PM by RaggedKerf | 2 comments »

For all the pictures, please click here. Note: This was supposed to have been posted Saturday the 25th… I wasn’t sure how much time I’d have today to work on the bench so instead of charging ahead with measuring the height of the legs to get ready for installing the top, I decided to do some more mundane tasks. They still are in general preparation for the top, but I just wasn’t planning on doing them first. Before I get going though, I had mentioned yestrday...

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Barnwood Countertops #6: Cutting the Tenons & Repairing a Break

01-05-2012 03:44 PM by spunwood | 4 comments »

I cut the tenons in two parts, as suggested by the popular woodworking video. A. I cut down the lines. I used my dovetail saw, but I am sure there are many ways to do this, say, even with a tenon saw. B. I inserted a pattern bit into my router. I cut and planed down a piece which was the exact width of the tongue. This piece was also just slightly thinner than the depth of the shoulder of the tongue. These dimensions are important for two reasons.1. Getting the tongue right means the...

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