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I am looking for the optimum depth of cut for a 3/4" 14 degree dovetail router bit to balance the thinning of the tenon as the depth gets deeper with the surface area of the angled tenon as it bonds with the mortise.

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Also, my board (tenon) will be tool long to use my router table for machining the tenon (board hits ceiling). I have seen jigs that can be purchased for router, but would prefer to not spend the money. Has anyone ever mounted their router horizontally on the end of the router table on a pivot such that the distance between the router bit and table can be carefully controlled?
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Have you got access to an upper level deck, hang the board over the deck railing and support with clamps to the railings.
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Hello Captain Randy,
My router table is the extention of my 3 HP table saw, so it's not too portable. What I may end up doing is making a simple new router table that is portable.
Thanks for your comments.
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Hi Doug - I think you are asking about a horizontal router table. There are some plans and pics around, I just can't think where right off hand. Try searching the site for "horizontal router table', should hit something.

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I was hoping you had a portable table but your rig might be a tad too heavy to move around.
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Hi Doug

What ????? ,,what are you wanting to do. ???

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I am looking for the optimum depth of cut for a 3/4" 14 degree dovetail router bit to balance the thinning of the tenon as the depth gets deeper with the surface area of the angled tenon as it bonds with the mortise.

Thanks

Also, my board (tenon) will be tool long to use my router table for machining the tenon (board hits ceiling). I have seen jigs that can be purchased for router, but would prefer to not spend the money. Has anyone ever mounted their router horizontally on the end of the router table on a pivot such that the distance between the router bit and table can be carefully controlled?
Thanks



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Why not go with a straight mortise and tenon instead? Then you could rout the end of the board freehand or on a shop-made jig.

If I understand the question, that is.

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I did something similar recently, I just rolled my router table outside.
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Hello Forum Members,

I am looking for the optimum depth of cut for a 3/4" 14 degree dovetail router bit to balance the thinning of the tenon as the depth gets deeper with the surface area of the angled tenon as it bonds with the mortise.

Thanks

Also, my board (tenon) will be tool long to use my router table for machining the tenon (board hits ceiling). I have seen jigs that can be purchased for router, but would prefer to not spend the money. Has anyone ever mounted their router horizontally on the end of the router table on a pivot such that the distance between the router bit and table can be carefully controlled?
Thanks
ummm, was that in english? i have to look up like every other word!!!
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I am going to make a sliding dovetail joint to connect my table legs to the aprons.
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