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Old 03-05-2011, 12:51 AM
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Default My Tenonmakers Arrived!

My order just landed on the porch! I got two, one for the JMP and one for the table saw.

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:55 AM
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Same here. Got two today!
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Awesome! Got some tenons hanging around that need mortises?
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Mine arrived! Just one... I can't do much of anything with the left hand anyway.
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Those look just like the two I ordered...
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My order just landed on the porch! I got two, one for the JMP and one for the table saw.

-Rutager
Okay, this rookie needs some help (and rookie is an understatement).

Watched the video on BCT's website. They showed the Tenonmaker being used with a shop built tenoning jig. After viewing several times, it finally made sense. But I can't quite see how one would use it with a store bought tenoning jig that rides in the miter slot, like the Delta or Jet. A few photos could really clarify.

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Old 08-23-2011, 08:46 AM
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I don't have a commercial tenoning jig like that, but looking at pictures on Amazon, there is a way to adjust where the blade makes its cut. You'll need to make a reference surface somewhere so you know where to move the jig's body to make the second cuts.

I have a video user's guide to the KM-1 (KerfMaker) and they work on the same principle. In that video, I show how to use the KM-1 in a number of ways, all of which boil down to finding a reference surface from which you apply the offsets of the KM-1.

So for you with the TM-1, I'm thinking the video's MDF jig would help. As follows:
1. setup your first cheek cut
2. put the TM-1 against the back of the tenoning jig's fence, butt up the MDF jig, and lock it in place with a maglock. (no maglock? just use a square of MDF and clamp it in place with a quick-clamp)
3. remove TM-1 and make the cheek cut
4. flip the TM-1 and place it back between the tenoning jig's fence and the MDF 'fence' for the second cut
5. adjust the tenoning jig's fence until it just touches the TM-1
6. remove TM-1 and make the cut

it would be easier if you cut the leftmost cheek first (when you are looking at it in the tenoning jig) as that would be when you would want to place the TM-1 down in its longest position; then when you flip it, the TM-1 is in the shorter position so you can move the tenoning jig's fence to the left to touch it.


Good grief, if I had a tenoning jig, I could have shot this faster than explaining it hope it answered your question.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:17 AM
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Paul,

Wow, your video really opened up a treasure trove of possibilities for me. I already have a Kerfmaker, which I have never used. It was one of those "round tuit" type of situations... Now I can't wait to start using it.

I just ordered a Tenonmaker. I already have a magswitch too, so everything should fall into place now.

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I don't have a commercial tenoning jig like that, but looking at pictures on Amazon, there is a way to adjust where the blade makes its cut. You'll need to make a reference surface somewhere so you know where to move the jig's body to make the second cuts.

Watch this: JET Tenoning Jig Review - YouTube

Good grief, if I had a tenoning jig, I could have shot this faster than explaining it hope it answered your question.
Yes indeed, Confuscius was right about pictures vs words. Except I think if Utube existed back then he might have said something like, "...a well executed short video is worth a million words."

Thank you so very much for cluing me in.
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