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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 saw, based on the Disston No. 77, is that it leaves a perfect surface behind. And I mean a perfect surface. See my blog entry on the saw here.

The tenon I cut for Jeff was OK – not my best effort. But it looked a lot cleaner than most hand-cut tenons. Jeff looked at the tenon for a moment then walked me over the bench where he was demonstrating.

Clamped in a vise was the simple sawing jig shown in the photo above. Using careful measurements and shims, Jeff had dialed in the jig to work with one particular saw. He clamped a piece of work into the jig and within a few minutes he had produced a tenon that rivaled a router-cut tenon.

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