Tenoning Jig

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Project by VTWoody posted 07-30-2007 07:31 AM 5049 views 22 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you couldn’t tell, I am working mostly on stuff for the shop, and here is another entry. I just can’t stomach spending an arm and a leg for a manufactured jig when I can use the practice building the darn thing anyways. The more I practice on stuff in the shop, the more those mistakes stay in the shop and not on the real furniture. This tenoning jig was in a Wood Magazine compilation. I liked that it had a double stop so that you could set it up to cut both sides of the tenon without removing it from the jig. I tried it out, and it worked fairly well.

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#1 posted 07-30-2007 07:51 AM

wow man, I really appreciate your use of wood to build stuff that would normally cost an arm and a leg. Would you be able to look up the vol #, issue, or other identifying mark on the Wood Magazine compilation so I can find that too? I am just starting to use basic mortise and tenon and I don’t really have the money to go out and buy a pre-built jig of any kind, plus I’ve got plenty of scraps laying around the shop. Excellent work on the jig!

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#2 posted 07-31-2007 01:19 AM


Looks very similar to the one I built from the Plans Now website. I made a couple of mods though. In my case I needed one to fit a Craftsman table saw which has a smaller miter gage slot which I guess the Delta won’t do. Works great though but I’d still like to see the plan you used so if you know the magazine’s issue please let me know too.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#3 posted 07-31-2007 07:10 PM

Woody, great jig! Thanks for sharing! Shop built jigs are the way to go. A project to help out with projects! Good use of shop time!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 08-01-2007 01:28 AM

Thank you. I took a picture of the magazine, as it doesn’t really have an issue #. It turns out that it was a supplement for having a subscription to Woodsmith. Since it came from Woodsmith, I would assume that the plans are pretty much the same as the plans at PlansNow since they are the same organization as Woodsmith and Shopnotes.

Jig Mag 2

I plan on using this on one of my next projects, so I will tell you if it does a good job or not, or at least how much extra work it takes to make the tenons perfect. My mortise chopping skills leave something to be desired, so we shall see how things go.

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#5 posted 11-28-2007 03:31 AM

ONLY 4 POSTS….This jig is beautiful. What’s wrong with these people? Just kidding…GREAT WORK!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#6 posted 08-03-2008 05:37 AM

Thanks for posting the tenoning jig. Looks like it has a couple advantages over other jigs. I’m just getting started in the mortise/tenon stuff, and am looking for a good way to make the tenons. Thanks!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 10-21-2008 10:44 AM

All the jigs and more that Woody has done such a magnificent job of building can be found at, Woodsmith, and related links. The main question one has to decide is the value of your time to build them v. purchase, plus of course materials.

The beautiful box joint jig made is available from Woodsmith and also in hardwood.

-- Regards, Steve2

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#8 posted 09-17-2009 03:15 AM

you said it came from a wood magazine compalation, do you have a link to it or the name of the Magazine? I need to make a tenon jig for my next project and this looks perfect. I’d love to have a set of plans for this one. let me know if you can. Thanks Joebazooka

-- Robert-maine

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 10:15 PM

Oh yeah, that’s on on my to do next jig list.
Super job. THX for posting.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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