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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2016, 09:34:52 AM »
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« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2016, 11:38:47 AM »
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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2016, 12:25:07 PM »
This video might help.

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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2016, 09:37:43 PM »
Thanks for posting video of tablesaw jig it's got me thinking.Ive made a lot of tablesaw jigs but this one is amazing! !
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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2016, 10:46:25 PM »
yukon cornelius, Thanks for posting that about the metal case drills. I have saws, drills and such, the insulation not in that good condition, never gave it a thought.

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Your welcome. If it is well grounded you should be fine but if you make a better ground than the ground as in a slightly worn receptical or plug or a wire that has began to break inside the sheath or you have sweaty hands or if your ground rod gets dry around it or just not well grounded. After the accident I decided I would pass it on to everyone I can. It might not be you but a loved one that gets the bad end.

Yes many years ago when I was a P.O. it fell upon me to notify a young 27 year old wife that her husband would never be coming home again. He was employed at the Boston Navel Ship Yard and on a very hot and humid day he was drilling on a deck and sweat had run down and zapped him. That's all I was told as he was 50 miles away and didn't have all the information but it's something one never forgets very,very sad. Ya never know when your time is up just gotta be careful always.

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« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2016, 07:37:38 AM »
Thanks Graham! That's slicker than snot on a doorknob. .
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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2016, 12:03:19 PM »
Hi guys from Jim, nice newsgroup you have here.

I dug out the rest of my old tenon contraption for action shots, now posted to my gallery.  Hope I make some sense now. 

I'm using a wobble dado blade set to 1/2" on a junk table saw.  The 'finger' is about 3/8 th, the loop in the back is a counterweight; although when I welded in the hinge the heat warped and jammed it a bit, which was even better. 

The contraption can be elevated on the table by adding washer like shims to admit larger stock, but you may also have to get a bigger diameter dado to make that work. 

A longer finger would allow longer tenons.  With existing setup, I can get a longer tenon by advancing the stock forward and backward as much as I dare when I'm down horizontal from the table.  I often go with whatever it gives me, just trimming off, or shaving down the 'bulb' end at the front of the stock. 

The initial guide hole in the stock wants to be slightly bigger than the guide finger, and if not freehanding the guide hole, a drill jig could be devised.     

Your first setup cut is a test cut to determine actual tenon width, which will be close to twice the radius of the distance between the center of guide 'finger' and the top of the dado.  So in a plank, using a forstner bit of your desired size, drill a hole and see if you can hammer your test tenon into it.  Adjust forstner bit size or dado height until you get what you want.

'Depending,' you probably want your tenon stock to be drier than your receiving stock so the joint will lock itself up.  Outside work, I use a deck screw as a pin.  I mostly used this thing in fences and railings.  My preference in more anal work is to be fussy about stock sizing, using matching forstner bits to join all my bark surfaces so no raw wood shows whenever possible.

Good luck and be careful with these homebrew saw things!
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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2018, 06:54:11 PM »
Seeing as this thread came up just as I had a question about tenon cutting I'll ask it here. I just picked up a Dewalt DW124 right angle drill and wondered how it would work. It has a low speed of 300 rpm with a clutch. Thanks.
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2018, 07:49:15 PM »
Sounds like the right drill for the job... Does it have two handles across from each other?
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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2018, 08:01:35 PM »
Not exactly.  Long body with a handle on  the back and one out the side. It's made for drilling holes through wood so I guess it should be good.
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« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2018, 12:00:48 AM »
You really want one with two handles to hold. I made a jig for my wood lathe to cut tenons.Doing it with a drill was scary.
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« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2018, 09:44:53 AM »
I can put 2 pipe handles on it. I'm seeing what I have kicking around to make a jig and log support and if I come up with something I'll order the cutters. Thanks
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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2018, 11:26:37 AM »
I have the lee valley ones.  Before I got them I built a jig that would let me cut them on a table saw but I cannot find where I got the idea from.
The lee valley aka pencil sharpener ones are great.  
I also have tapered ones that I am going to use to make a few chairs.  

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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2018, 07:30:01 PM »
You will have good control with the drill with out the pipes installed . I've used the same style drill for many years and other than it being a little harder to line and drill straight tenons you will be very happy with that style of Dewalt drill . scouter Joe

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Re: log tenon cutters
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2018, 08:26:47 AM »
The drill does work fine. I got the Lumberjack Industrial kit which they have on sale now for $399.
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