Making A Quick And Simple Tenon Jig For The Tablesaw (DeWalt DW745)

In this video I make a quick and simple (and not very pretty) tenon jig for my tablesaw, the DeWalt DW745.  

I started by creating a box from some scraps of plywood that fitted snugly around the tablesaw fence, which means that the jig will move along with the fence.

Then I added a side fence and a back fence with wood glue and screws to support the workpiece so that it can be clamped down.  I cut out a shape on the side fence with the jigsaw to make it easier to attach clamps.  

It was critical that both fences were at a perfect 90 degree angle to the tablesaw's table and that the tablesaw blade is at a perfect 90 degree angle to the table when making tenon or morise cuts to achieve a perfect joint.  

There's also the option to tilt the blade and use the same jig as a dovetail jig if you want to get clever!  

The jig turned out pretty ugly, but that doesn't really matter to me - as long as it is functional that is all I need!  And it works well.