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Rolling a Tenon

PVC pipe used to create a round tenon Rolling the workpiece on the saw Recently, I built a project that called for round tenons on the ends of some square stock. At first, I wasn't quite sure how I would accomplish this. But after a little thought, a simple method came to mind that worked great.

As you can see in the photo, the solution involved a section of PVC pipe. Slipping the workpiece into the pipe allowed me to "roll" it against a dado blade on the table saw (see illustration). After making several, shallow passes, I had an accurately sized and perfectly round tenon on the end of the workpiece.

Good Woodworking,

Ted Raife
Online Editor, Woodsmith

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