Offset at end of tenon

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Offset at end of tenon

Postby Rob Davis » Wed, Oct 30 2013, 1:57PM

We machine for others and one of my customers is having an issue that I don't see on our stuff. Any idea why he is seeing this?
I think it might be related to the fit and depth clearance he specifies. We set ours at 0.015 and his is 0.040. We have tried to get him to reduce this because we think it also leaves small slivers of wood on the top of the tenon which we have to remove for him. We don't see it on our parts so we think it relates to the clearances. That is why we wonder if this is also related to the same setting. Picture shows the issue and I have amateurishly marked it up to show where it is.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Offset at end of tenon

Postby Rob Davis » Wed, Oct 30 2013, 2:45PM

Before you all respond it is in my tool diameters, I measured them and they are correct to within 0.003 or so.

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Re: Offset at end of tenon

Postby Brad McIntosh » Wed, Oct 30 2013, 10:49PM

What tools are being used for the dado over the tenon and the outline? What is the material and thickness?

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Re: Offset at end of tenon

Postby Rob Davis » Thu, Oct 31 2013, 8:04AM

brad,
we use a 3/8 compression tool to outline. The dado is done by either the same tool or a 1/4" straight tool or a 3/16 straight cutter, depending on the "width" of the tenon. The material is 3/4 plywood with actual thickness of 0.726" on average.

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Re: Offset at end of tenon

Postby Daniel Odom » Thu, Oct 31 2013, 10:34AM

I'd try using some vortex 1/4" xp downshears for the tenons. Otherwise you may have to lie to the machine, tell it the diameter of your 3/16 is .177" or so.


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