Chair-Rung Tenons on the Bandsaw
Here is an easy method of using the bandsaw to make tenons on round pieces such as chair rungs. Take out the saw’s miter gauge, put it in backwards (with the face toward you) and clamp it to the table with a C-clamp. Position the gauge so that its face is the same distance from the cutting edge as the depth of the desired shoulder on the tenon. Deep shoulders may require two or three passes. With the saw on, rotate the workpiece against the face of the miter gauge. Done properly, the result is a smooth, properly sized tenon.
George Kramer, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Fine Woodworking Magazine, April 1981 No. 27