Tenon Jig

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Project by woodoogolem posted 09-03-2014 06:36 PM 2886 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my tenon jig based on Matthias Wandels plans. The jig works by clamping the work piece to the vertical board. Before sliding the blank through the blade you select between two stops which cut the two cheeks of your tenon. The possibly remaining waste at the shoulders on the two sides need to be cut separately. Waste in the inside is cut away with several slides and a slight offset each time as needed.

After setting it up properly and cutting the first piece I can confirm that you can reproduce the two stops within just a few 1/100mm :-)

Two cuts is often not enough for a complete joint, so you might as well screw a matching template to this jig. A pin can be attached in the lever which locks in the holes of the template. That way you can make cuts with variable widths at any place by sliding the jig several times through the blade until all the wood is removed. Matthias has a nice tutorial which explains this process.

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 08:47 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#2 posted 09-04-2014 01:43 AM

Very nice. I like the caliper mounted to it.

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