Cutting multiple tenons in one pass...with skis - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
matt1710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: New Zealand
First Name: Matthew
Posts: 233
 
Default Cutting multiple tenons in one pass...with skis

Hi

This has undoubtedly been done before, however thought I'd post it with a few pics, just in case someone else wants to use the same method.

I needed to cut 12 identical tenons, and rather than creating a jig, or building a horizontal router table, I decided to use my recently converted (from springs and lock collars to threaded) skis.

The photos tell the story pretty well, however feel free to ask questions. The tenons turned out very well too. Things to watch if repeating this method:
(i) that the stock (all of them, particularly the middle ones) are held firmly pressed down on the table - otherwise you won't get consistent depth of cut.
(ii) that the ski cheeks are both anchored (I clamped them to the rails of my cam board) otherwise you won't get square cuts.
(iii) that you have sacrificial wood outside of the two bits of stock on the outside edges - to prevent tear out.

Matthew
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	526.2 KB
ID:	43651  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	485.4 KB
ID:	43652  

Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	589.8 KB
ID:	43653  


Last edited by matt1710; 04-27-2011 at 06:12 PM.
matt1710 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 08:59 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,869
 
Default

Looks like a good set up Matt.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 08:37 PM
Registered User
 
Marco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 1,170
 
Default

Glad you made it work for you Matt!

I am interested in a picture of your cam board...... if you get a chance throw a pic of it up along with what worked and what you had to do to make what didn't work, work for you.............

Galatians 5:13
Marco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
matt1710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: New Zealand
First Name: Matthew
Posts: 233
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marco View Post
Glad you made it work for you Matt!

I am interested in a picture of your cam board...... if you get a chance throw a pic of it up along with what worked and what you had to do to make what didn't work, work for you.............
Here's a picture. It's not so much that the board itself doesn't work - I've just noticed that sometimes, the cams don't hold the work as firmly as I'd like them to. I've never had anything small move - however trying to hold those large bits (as illustrated in the pics above) was too much for the cams.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0122.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	610.6 KB
ID:	43695  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0123.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	613.3 KB
ID:	43696  

matt1710 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 10:11 AM
Registered User
 
Ralph Barker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Ralph
Posts: 2,001
 
Default

"Ganging" the boards was a good way to ensure that the tenons were all the same, Matthew.

- Ralph
Ralph Barker is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 12:43 PM
Registered User
 
Marco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 1,170
 
Default

Matt, thanks so much for the pics of the cam board and your coments. I've been expierimenting with variations of the cam board and appreciate your input

Galatians 5:13
Marco is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 01:24 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Mat

The cams will lock up anything, you may want to make a tool like below or add some sandpaper to the edge of them cams. (see that in my uploads)
http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...-turnlock.html

Once the cams are in place the stock can not move or you can't lift the project up,you could called it bar clamp in the round .

========




"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting Multiple dado's in a piece of wood kboughton Jigs and Fixtures 14 12-13-2011 09:43 AM
Routing with the aid of Skis Tom76 Jigs and Fixtures 2 05-18-2010 05:07 PM
Router Skis....again Al Robins Lobby 48 05-10-2010 09:41 AM
What bit do I use for cutting tenons Johnny Dee Tools and Woodworking 4 02-07-2005 01:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome