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Cutting Tenons on the TS

by Joel J
posted 08-03-2017 10:49 PM

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 11:17 PM

The technique you describe is doable and
described in various books I’ve read.

Whether you want to go to the hassle of
fine-tuning the spacing to match your mortising
tool is another matter.

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#2 posted 08-04-2017 01:00 AM

As long as you reference the same face for both cuts, it won’t matter. Just mark one face of each board with a pencil, crayon, tape or whatever and make your cuts in relation to it. You’ll have to readjust whatever jig you’re using for the second cut. Use a piece of scrap for setting up each cut before doing the production pieces.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 08-04-2017 01:00 AM

Assuming you are using a tenoning jig, it could be done with two passes on the TS, always referencing off the same face of the part being tenoned. First pass- cut all the right cheeks. Reset the blade, then second pass- cut all the left cheeks. Your tenons will all be equal thickness now, but you will have the potential for some variation on one side of the part.

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#4 posted 08-04-2017 01:07 AM

I used a tenon jig like this one for awhile.
It was easy to make and referenced off the
fence so adjusting for cut 2 was as simple
as moving the fence over. Design by
Frank Klausz.

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Joel J

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 05:47 PM

Great insight….thanks for all the input!

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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