Sawing a perfect tenon (with a tenon saw).

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Project by Derek Cohen posted 11-03-2014 01:00 PM 3618 views 45 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Sawing a perfect tenon (with a tenon saw).
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If you ever wanted to saw or learn to saw perfect tenons with a tenon saw, this jig will help.


Regards from Perth


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#1 posted 11-03-2014 01:31 PM

Very nice fixture to assist hand-tools folks like myself. Favorited of course.
Thank you for sharing and detailed explanations.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 02:16 PM

For me, this sounds like a great idea!

”I would hope that they would obtain the muscle memory and confidence from a guide such as this ”

I’m one of those that DO seem to benefit from “training wheels”.


-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#3 posted 11-03-2014 02:38 PM

Thank you Derek!

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 03:31 PM

A very ingenious jig, as with most good jigs, relatively simple to make and effective at what it does.

It would seem, LV’s loss is our gain, thanks for posting it. Saved in favourites.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 04:46 PM

Great idea. Added to favourites.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 05:17 PM

Great jig. Looks like you presented LV with a finished and thought through concept. Realy should think that such a jig could sell.. Professionally i sometimes work in hospitals and other places that have “special abilities workshops” (is that the correct expression?) with sit-down lathes etc. that seems to have rather good funding. If you shold venture out and produce this jig yourself i think there is a market there..
Anyways thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 05:49 PM

Outstanding! I’ve been struggling with cutting tenons by hand, and this may be exactly what I need! Seriously, if LV can sell a dovetail guide, you should be able to sell this!

-- -Tim

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 07:04 PM

Having cut inaccurate tenon in the past, I can see how helpful this will be! Thank you for sharing, Derek!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 07:23 PM

Great jig – thanks for posting!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#10 posted 11-03-2014 07:45 PM

Awesome!!!! Thank you!!!

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#11 posted 11-03-2014 08:40 PM

Fantastic jig, thanks for posting,

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-03-2014 09:12 PM

Nice idea. It’d be even better if it were put together with tenons instead of screws :)

Seriously, it’s a great idea. Practicing hand sawn tenons is on my list, I’ve been using a dado stack lately to waste away the material from the faces, but that only works for single tenons. Definitely something I need to be able to do by hand, because it’s really time consuming to change over the table saw to to do just this, and then switch it back.

-- Blog:

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#13 posted 11-04-2014 12:52 AM

Very nice, simple and onnovative jig!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 11-04-2014 02:58 AM

Great very useful jig, thank you for sharing the pictures really show the versatility of this jig

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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