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Tenoning Jig Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo This tenoning jig cuts tenon cheeks on rails safely and accurately with your table saw.It's designed for a beam type rip fence patterned on the Biesemeyer design.
You can make two of these - one for cutting straight tenons and the other for cutting angled tenons at 45o (simply by mounting the arm at 45o).You can, of course, incorporate both these features on a single jig.
The jig also cuts half lap and bridle joints.And best of all, you can make the jig from leftover pieces of ¾" sheet stock.Essentially the jig rides over the rip fence.Obviously, if you've added enhancements to your fence you will have to remove them to use this jig.
The waste pieces cut from the cheeks are quite thin and can easily fall into the gap between the saw blade and the mouth of the table saw insert.For this reason, consider using a zero clearance insert on the table saw.
Making the Jig• It's important in making this jig that the tall side (closest to the blade) is exactly parallel to the saw blade.So cut all your parts carefully.Pre-drill and countersink all the...