Shop Jigs #1: Table Saw Tenoning Jig

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Blog entry by mawilsonWCR posted 02-02-2022 08:55 PM 570 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Just what the world needs, right? Well, the joinery on the outfeed table calls for some lap joints and some dovetails so I figured I’d need a tenoning jig to “git ‘r done.” It’s really pretty simple, but I work better from plans, so I started in Fusion. I measured and modeled a section of fence then modeled the jig on the fence. The perspective page shows the fence segment in place.

Next, I created dimensioned drawings for each of the parts. The notes indicate which parts should be cut proud.

Finally, I went out to the shop and made some sawdust. I did most of the cuts on the table saw after cutting off a piece of 3/4” Birch (not Baltic Birch) plywood with a Kreg track and circular saw. I cut the angles at the band saw and broke the edges with a RO sander. I assembled the part that straddles the fence ensuring a playing card gap on the side (that’s one card on one side) and top to keep it from binding. Then I added the braces after checking for perpendicular on the face and added the block. I used butt joints throughout with screws and glue everywhere except the block. That’s only screwed on so it can be replaced. I also made sure there were no screws close to the blade at max height. I ran some test cuts and checked them for square.

So here is the finished product.

Sorry about the sideways view. LJ thinks the long edge should aways be horizontal.

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