Tenons on the Router Table
Hi- I'm building an equipment rack for my workshop. I'm using 2x4 lumber I've milled down to get it flat, straight and smooth. I'm going to use mortise and tenon joints and I want to make my tenons on the router table. I've never done any mortise and tenon joinery so I'm looking for suggestions on how to go about making the tenons (mortises not a problem, got a mortise machine as a Christmas gift). I'm thinking I'll rough cut them on the bandsaw and then finish them up on the router table. I'm doing it that way so as to minimize dust. I've looked in a couple of reference books and they indicate one can use the miter gauge and use the fence as a depth stop to set the length of the tenon. The books also say to use the largest diameter straight bit one has to do the routing. What do you think of that advice, good, bad or indifferent? Is there a better way? I have to make 14 tenons all the same size. Thanks for your input.