Cutting tenon cheeks

The corners of the lattice frame are joined with bridle joints for extra strength. The first step is to cut the tenon cheeks. If you are working with a table saw you will need a commercial tenoning jig or a shop-built device like the one like on page 87. To cut the cheeks, set the saw blade to its maximum height and mount the end of the frame in the tenoning jig. Adjust the jig so the blade meets the board at one third of the stock's thickness from the edge. Keep the kerf on the waste side. Turn on the saw and make a pass through the blade. Next, flip the board around and make the second cut (left). Repeat for the opposite end then cut the cheeks in the other frame end.

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