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03-26-2001, 09:10 PM
I see that there are mortising machines available, what is the best way to make the tenon? Are there jigs available for them, and if so, where would I find them at? Thanks in advance for your help.
03-26-2001, 10:02 PM
There are tenon jigs that work on the table saw. They work for short rails. It is also easy to build a jig that will use a router to cut the tenon. When you cut your stock, cut some extra. It needs to we the same thickness. Mount the extra stock on a plywood base space so that your piece fits snuggly in between.
Not place a stop board accross the end of the short boards to make a u shape. Two straight boards accross the top to support your router and provide a guide for the bit gives you a great jig for tenons. Adjust the debth to get the right size tenon. One pass on each side of the stock and you are ready.
03-27-2001, 01:34 AM
There are many different ways and tools to do mortise and tenon joinery. Your best bet would be to find a book that gives different methods,to find one that fits your machinery and experience. A general book on wood joinery would be a good start.
03-27-2001, 02:32 PM
Roger is very right in this direction.
The forum is a good place to get a quick answer to a spicific question like which joint to use in a situation or how to fix a problem that you have found. BUT, there are limits to what we can do to help someone without basic knowledge of woodworking and methods.
I try to answer the question asked, but for all you new to woodworking people, get some good books, take a class at the local adult ed, or JC and then ask the questions you still don't understand and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Also, there a lots of answers in these forums and lots of questions have been asked many times. Before you ask search the forum for the subject you are interested. Read what has been asked and answered and if you need more ask away.
I any case I will try to answer questions when asked, Some others won't if its here already.