Tenon Jigs

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Jeff Miller’s Incredible Tenon Jig

During the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in our shop this spring, furniture maker Jeff Miller came over to my bench and started asking questions about the Wenzloff & Sons no-set backsaw I had hanging over my bench. To demonstrate the saw’s superpowers, I cut a tenon with the saw. The amazing thing about the...

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Jig Journal: Table Saw Tenon Jig

With five pieces of wood and a clamp, you can make vertical cuts safely. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 24-25 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now Most magazine articles about jigs miss the point entirely. Jigs exist to make work easier, safer and more accurate. They shouldn’t be complicated projects...

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Power-tool Joinery: Table Saw Tenon Jig

A simple and inexpensive accessory that will cut accurate joints. By Bill Hylton Pages: 94-96 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now The mortise and tenon is one of those fundamental joints you’re obligated to master. It’s used for building frames of all sorts (including post-and-beam architectural frames), as well as...

The Making of Tenons

I’ve been working in the shop over the last few days to create mortise-and-tenon joints for a workbench. I usually make the mortise portion of the joint with the dedicated mortise machine. I make my tenons at the table saw using a regular blade with a miter gauge to make the shoulder cut, and...