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Author Topic: Cutting Tenons  (Read 5455 times)

Offline The WoodButcher

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Cutting Tenons
« on: April 06, 2008, 02:26:36 PM »
Hi Everybody, I am cutting the tenons for my sign now. My mortise' are already in place, where do I measure from to get the right length to cut the brace? I'm sure this is a stupid question but if I don't ask, I won't ever know. Here is a pic of a tenon I made today, is this OK? It is, just a sign post but what about that knot in the tenon?





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Re: Cutting Tenons
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 02:45:28 PM »
Most tenons are at least 2" thick and if I recall correctly they should be within a 1/4" of the bottom of the mortise and the pin centered on the tenon. 

Dont quote me on that though as I am sure the tenon size will change based on the timber size. 
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Offline joasis

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Re: Cutting Tenons
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 05:24:49 PM »
Impressive set ups on the mill...great work!
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Re: Cutting Tenons
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 08:25:50 PM »
WB, you are very precise in your sawing.  I would probably just use a chainsaw. ;D

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Re: Cutting Tenons
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 09:33:18 AM »
Interesting addition to the ability's of a sawmill!!