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My shop made Tenon Cutter for the tablesaw

Listing #33   Listed on: 05/05/2011

This how I do tenon cuts in my shop. I primarily build large doors & windows so M&T is the joinery I use the most. You'll see that the tenon sled I made has other uses as well. I use to pre-cut the bottoms of the stiles when I'm doing a door that'll receive a "Auto-sweep". Very helpful.



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One more image from Bob that we've combined with the original thread. Immediately below is the comment he included with the image.

"The top pic has a Dado blade in it that I use for pre-cutting slots in the stile for an "Auto-sweep". It gets mortised in 1 3/8" + I add 3/8" for the waste I have to cut off when I size the door. "


 
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And here are two more images and a video to include with this thread. The comment Bob included with these items is immediately below.

"This is how I cope shoulders onto a tenoned rail. Yes, I know it's a router bit. . . . Can't find a stup tenon set for the shaper that's any good. (yet)
1st I usually do the cheek cut on the TS, then I cut the cheeks off with the sliding mitersaw leaving 1/8" extra for the cope cut, then I put it through the shaper with a sled that I made (3x, each one's better) "


 
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We've combined photos from Bob Schilke's posts so they're all included in one Shop Built Equipment post. Immediately below is the comment Bob included when he posted the images.

"A few more pics of the tenon sled & a finished tenon with a 15 degree shoulder cut. "


 

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My shop made Tenon Cutter for the tablesaw

 
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Posted By: Cy     [06/02/2011]

Bob, That's some fantastic thinking! How many people said you "can't do that"? Great work!



Posted By: Zen Kavak     [06/06/2011]

Investing in European stile mortiser and using floating tenon made of baltic birch plywood complitely takes care of any mortise-tenon application in woodworking.
Plus it is the strongest one, according "Fine
Woodworking".
ZK



Posted By: Bob Schilke     [06/06/2011]

I understand that the baltic ply loose tenon trick works well. I just can't believe that it's stronger that an actual tenon that's part of the rail. Will it support a 10' tall x 5' wide x 2 1/4" thick door? Let's say @ the top of the 3' tall window setup on the 10'' tall door? Are you able to do a strong tenon that'll hold up to daily use? Everthing relies on that stile & the rails meeting it. Can you actually allow for equal movement with plywood? I don't think it wise to use a loose tenon made of plywood for large exterior doors. Most definitley for interior or well protected doors @ standard size. If you look at the tenon pic you'll also see how well it works out for assembling the doors & keeping them weather tight. I also use exterior rated adhesives such as Structan, Excell, Titebond TII. Then I peg them as well. And yes, I egg the holes before final assembly. I do like the plywod idea, though I don't own a slot mortiser, just a little HC type that does everything I throw at it.



Posted By: Zen Kavak     [06/07/2011]

With dementions of stock you using, Ican put 4 tenons in the same joint, you using one, it takes so little time with "slot" mortiser. And give incredible strong joint, when it combine with cope-n-stick. Make this tenons a hair thicker, then press them in metal vise, put inthe mortises with glue and they will swell providing joint of inredible quality. Respectfully, ZK



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