Guide Rail With Miter Gauge

7 To cut the tenon, set the depth of cut using the mortise as a guide. If the mortise is exactly centered, this setting will work for both faces of the tenon.

8 Next, set the distance between the fence and the ou tside of the sa w blade equal to the length of the tenon. Then make a shoulder cut and continue out to the end.

9 Finally, with the fence in the same position, set the depth of cut to trim the tenon to width. Then round-over the comers with a file to fit the mortise.

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