Angle (or Compound Angle) Tenon Jig

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Angle (or Compound Angle) Tenon Jig
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Dec 16, 2013

While building my rocker, I needed to make angle tenons. I searched the internet and found one that I thought would work for me so I built it to cut my angle tenons

The jig straddles the table saw fence.

The piece on which the tenon will be cut was cut long enough to allow for the tenon. Once I determined the angle needed, the ends of the piece was cut at that angle on the miter saw. In this case it was 6.5 degrees.

The movable face on the jig was set to match that angle. A back stop was added perpendicular to the table saw surface to support the piece. It could have been screwed to the face but I decided to just clamp it in place.

NOTE: The back stop can also be set at an angle to make compound angle tenons.

The blade height was also set to the right depth of cut.

The piece that receives the tenon was clamped to the face and the first cheek cut was made.

A spacer that was the width of the tenon plus the thickness of the blade was then placed behind the piece with the tenon and then reclamped to the jig and the second cheek cut was made.

The shoulders were cut with a hand saw.

The tenons came out perfect. This jig made angle tenons a snap.

If you would like to make a jig like this go to this link to get the details and plans on how to build it.

It took me about one afternoon to build the jig.

Hope this helps other LJ’s building furniture that require angle tenons.

All comments encouraged and appreciated. Questions are welcomed.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 03:47 AM

Nicely done. Anything that helps with cutting angles is a plus for us wood workers.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 04:12 AM

very cool when you have to make your own jigs and save money. Nicely done.

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 04:16 AM

Like it a lot. Will keep this in mind when I find myself in need of angled tenons

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 04:59 AM

Very nice solid jig, Alex!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 01:22 PM

Nice one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 02:42 PM

That’s a nice jig and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 05:58 PM

Great, solid 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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#8 posted 12-17-2013 03:12 AM

Good results with that jig ,have to remember this one when the time comes for compound angle cuts .

-- Kiefer

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