Tenoning jig?

marinosr

Richard
Senior User
I use a simple home made jig with a quick clamp attached. It rides the rip fence. Has a handle traced from a hand saw. Works fine but takes up significant space. I may get rid of it now that I have a domino.
I did the same thing for a project where I used my friends table saw. Made it out of plywood in a half hour, and threw it away after the project was over. My opinion that is definitely the way to go.
 

Willemjm

Willem
Corporate Member
Mine is an inexpensive cast iron standard tenon jig and I always use it.

It depends how you cut your mortises. If they are cut true, square and accurate, a 0.001” difference in tenon thickness makes the difference between the right and the wrong sloppy or over-tight fit.

When I do a dry test fit on a chair, it is more sturdy than the average chair bought a an antique store. With the quality of glue available to us today, I no longer pin my joints, but if I chose to, glue would just be a backup.

For those using epoxy, just about anything goes.
 

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