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Loose Tenon Joinery

by John W. Nixon on June 22 2006 03:00

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I've developed a revolutionary way to easily create mortises on the router table.  Traditionally, this operation was reserved for plunge routers.  Not any more!! With the aid of my motorized router lift, I can create matching mortises for loose tenon joinery on my router table.


I use loose tenon joinery in a lot of my projects. Take a look at some of the other videos to see how to put this joinery technique to work! The video attached to this project is pretty old, and was actually the first video I ever made. To enjoy some old school video action - check it out!


The Video Covers:
  • Loose Tenon Joinery Basics
  • Motorized Router Lift
  • Using a modified tenon jig on the router table for effective mortising.

What does master craftsman David Marks say about loose tenon joinery?  Read about it here.

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5/17/2009 4:55:17 PM
United States
Lonnie Wormley
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Thanks for providing a good overview of how to do a Loose Tenon Joinery.
5/13/2009 4:33:11 PM
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2/8/2009 1:46:29 PM
United States
Stephen
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Reply to comment from who wrote:
nice lack of a basic preliminary safety disclaimer.  How many people will needlessly suffer Mr. Nixo...


I would think that the only people who may suffer from the "lack of a basic preliminary safety disclaimer" are those whom society would be better served if they were removed from the genetic pool anyway.  
2/7/2009 7:04:05 AM
United States
Ike Daniels
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dam you got alot of stuff going on in your shop also some great ideas in your head thanks for sharing!! the tenon jig morticer is a very good idea rockler gets about $100 for theirs but yours looks much cheaper and alot better i mean cheaper in price!
2/7/2009 12:28:34 AM
United Kingdom
John Phillips
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I very much appreciate you sharing your undoubted knowledge with these excellent videos. Thank you.
1/24/2009 5:11:11 PM
United States
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Reply to comment from Ben Reese who wrote:
Terrific job, John.  I appreciate your time that you share your knowledge with us.  I have been wood...

Thank you for the nice comment Ben.  Believe it or not, this loose tenon video was my very first internet video.  I watch it now and kind of laugh at some of the technical aspects of it, but I'm glad viewers like yourself get something frm it.  

Here's Some funny insight into the video process for this particular one - I had the camera suspended with bungee cords above the router table.  I think I bumped it in the one scene and it's sort of swinging  Smile
1/24/2009 4:04:28 AM
United States
Ben Reese
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Terrific job, John.  I appreciate your time that you share your knowledge with us.  I have been woodworking for well over 50 years and not only do I learn something from your videos they are extremely enjoyable and very detailed and informative.  Thank you once again.
12/15/2008 1:46:59 AM
Turkey
vahit
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ustaca bir yol
10/12/2008 6:54:42 AM
United States
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Very easy and nice John.  I like it.  That tenon jig is well suited for this.
8/26/2008 12:03:19 AM
United States
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Between the MLCS Horizontal router & motorized router-
Which do you like the best ??
And Why.
8/8/2008 9:51:58 AM
United States
John W. Nixon
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Try the google link.  The host here is poor performance.
7/9/2008 8:21:19 PM
United States
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good job, great innovation
5/17/2008 6:02:30 AM
United States
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Worked perfectly.  Viewed full screen and was very good quality.  Thanks for your time to help us out.
5/14/2008 11:30:11 AM
United States
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Cool Video - thank for making it.  George, Glandale, AZ
4/23/2008 1:36:47 PM
United States
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Wow, great stuff...LCS
3/26/2008 3:07:02 PM
United States
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The video does not work correctly in Mozilla or MS Explorer.
3/9/2008 5:27:11 AM
United States
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good job, great innovation
2/16/2008 6:19:46 PM
United States
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unable to get it to play. it stops and starts. I really wanted to watch it. The jig seems to be clever...as far as I could tell.
12/22/2007 6:19:26 PM
United States
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nice lack of a basic preliminary safety disclaimer.  How many people will needlessly suffer Mr. Nixon, or should I say Killer?
12/1/2007 9:58:45 PM
United States
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That is a good way to do it. although the bead lock system maybe less expensive
11/13/2007 7:59:23 AM
United States
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super duper excellent. Thank you.
11/7/2007 2:27:58 PM
United States
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Video worked well for me in IE 6.0.  It's very cool...
10/31/2007 5:36:38 PM
United States
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Worked great for me.
Thanks for taking the time!
btoth
10/16/2007 8:53:54 AM
United States
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Really wonderful video about really wonderful techniques.
10/9/2007 12:17:31 PM
United States
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I like this video!!
10/6/2007 2:23:37 PM
United States
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Nice setup.  Dave.
9/22/2007 1:01:04 AM
United States
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Great job on the video, very professional.
8/29/2007 11:48:03 AM
United States
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Your motorized router lift rules!
7/11/2007 8:27:07 AM
United States
John W. Nixon
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The tenon jig is Rockler's model, but any decent heavy duty one would do.  Thanks for watching the video!
6/23/2007 6:05:13 AM
United States
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cooooooooooooooooooooollll
6/15/2007 12:51:10 AM
United States
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Clever use of a tenon jig to perform morticing.  Great!!!
6/13/2007 1:05:54 PM
United States
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Fantasticly easy to follow.  Wish I had a tenon jig.  Great haircut, neat as your video!  Diana, IL
3/9/2007 8:50:13 PM
United States
John W. Nixon
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I like the Motorized Router Lift (MRL)better.  The MRL is very versatile, and makes everything you do on the router table more efficient.  All those operations normally reserved for a plunge router can now be performed on the router table, with more control, improved dust collection, and added safety.

The horizontal router table is good for raised panels and molding.
3/5/2007 3:36:01 AM
United States
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11/30/2006 9:39:09 PM
United States
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9/30/2006 3:19:30 AM
United States
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Where did you get the Jig ?? Thanks for the Video and Details.
9/28/2006 2:32:34 AM
United States
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7/24/2006 11:02:54 PM
United States
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Very Nice Setup.
7/17/2006 8:14:36 PM
United States
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