Shopbuilt – Tenoning Jig


This tenoning jig was inspired by the micro jig dovetail clamps. I seen the clamps scrolling through instagram and I thought I could probably come up with a use for them. The tenoning jig is self positioning for any mortise and tenon that requires the the mortise to be in the exact centre, like a cabinet door.

The jig is contracted using 3/4" plywood

The jig is contracted using 3/4″ plywood

To use the jig you first zero it by moving the front fence till it just kiss the blade and lock it. then move the reference plate into the mortise, tight against one side and the rear fence. than tabour first pass. now you can flip your workpiece and repeat. Had to explain, easier to watch the video:)

You’ll have to watch the video to see how it works because it to hard to explain:)

The rear fence is use to rest the stock against when referencing a mortise

The rear fence is use to rest the stock against when referencing a mortise

A piece of 1/8" flat bar is used to reference one side of a mortise when resting against the rear fence

A piece of 1/8″ flat bar is used to reference one side of a mortise when resting against the rear fence

Once mortise is referenced you can lock it.

Once mortise is referenced you can lock it.

I used cutting boards material as runners

I used cutting boards material as runners

runner slots are just dados

runner slots are just dados

Mircojig clamps are used to hold the workpiece.

Mircojig clamps are used to hold the workpiece.

Dovetail clamp

Dovetail clamp






 

 

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