Want Fast, Easy, & Precise Tenons?This Tenon Jig gives sharp, precise tenons, and guaranteed safety. I have yet to see tenons as pretty, as exact and as easy as the ones you will make with this jig. What more could you ask?
Making Tenons with a router is natural and easy. This jig supports the router and holds the work. You clamp your wood piece in a vise, or you can clamp the jig to your bench.
There are no setup hassles or adjustments. Very little skill is required for perfect results. You have no workpiece length limitations. This jig accepts a baby crib headboard for example even on a stepladder!
With the work indexed to the jig, the router rabbets the end of the stock. It makes uniform crisp shoulders. Any tenon takes less than a minute to make and index. Once the depth is set, you can make multiple tenons that match exactly.
The depth of cut controls the tenon length. The router bit and its bearings control the shoulder width. Shoulder widths from 1/8" to 9/16" in 1/16" increments are possible.
You can purchase one from Pat Warner (Router Expert) for over $100.
Or You Can Make Your Own:
All you need is a couple of pieces of MDF or high-density plywood, a hardwood board and a DeStaCo toggle clamp.
To make your own, go to Plans Page - Tenon Jig.
This jig is precise and safe!
If You Would Like Me to Make You One, Let Me Know.
How to Use:
Can't Get Any Easier!
Router Bit & Bearings:
A rabbet bit comes with one bearing. You can purchase several bearings to give you more versatility in size of rabbets (shoulders). The bearing kit gives you a rabbet from 1/8" up to 1/2".
If you need help in finding a fair price, go to the Best Place to Buy Page!
Which First Tenon or Mortise?With the tenon jig, you make the shoulder of the tenon with a rabbet bit. The rabbet bit's different size bearings give you the size of the shoulder. They are in 1/16" increments.
I think it best to make the tenon first. It is easy to set-up the Mortise Jig to make any size mortise that you need. Therefore, you will have a snug fit when you know the tenon's size. You can make the mortise to accept it.
Once you use the system, you will understand how quick and easy it is. Make the tenons. Setup the mortise jig and make multiple mortises exactly the same size and depth.
Keep one side flat for indexing on the Tenon Jig's Fence.
Example: I kept one side of the curvy Crib Headboard flat. Cut the tenons. Then use a template to rout the final curve on the Crib Headboard.
Use sharp router bits. If you need a good place to purchase, please visit my Best Price for Router Bits Page.
Once setup, you can route multiple tenons exactly the same!
It took four hours to build the jigs I did a test run on some pine and just stared at the results in awe. I made all of the tenon cuts in less than an hour and the mortising was finished in under two. Every one perfect and all the parts completely interchangeable.
It's difficult to put into words the immense gratitude I have to you for this simple, elegant and accurate-beyond-every-expectation jig. This is truly the most useful and inexpensive tool I ever had.
For your Jig, I made perfect tenons in under a minute.
I'm revived to know that the mortise & tenon joints will be a snap to do, and put to shame everything else I have tried.
This Jig should get some kind of award.
Thank you very, very much.
I must say when I completed a perfect tenon in less than 10-15 seconds, I just stood there amazed and a smile from ear to ear.
I had been playing around with the table saw and router table to make tenons but the Tenon Jig leaves those for dead!
It's by far the best jig I have seen to make tenons. Simply the best!
Just wanted to let you know I'm very pleased with the tenon jig.
Thank you so much!
The plans are more than I expected - Great Work!
Thanks a Lot,
They are straightforward and easy to follow!
Thank you for making my life a lot easier,
Thank you very much!
Thank you Jim,
Thank you Jim,
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