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Making the final tenons cuts Now you can see I've removed the base fixture, turned my piece of wood on it's side, and set my saw depth to cut just to the tenons edge. Now I have completed making my twin tenons for my top piece.

One this to note here about my piece I'm making is that each tenon is a different size, matter of fact when I get done each tenon will have a different depth also. This piece is pretty easy to make even with all these different cuts, you just have to remember the order to make all the cuts

Close Up of the Tenons The rest of the table saw process on the piece of wood is pretty easy, some more poor man datto blade work. Here is my piece of wood after completing three different depth cuts. To achive the center top cut I moved the fence each time the width of the blade to get my groove thickness required. As you can see in the close up my saw blades teeth have a slight angle to them and left a ribbed pattern design. I need to find a blade with saw tips square to the cutting surface.

The next two step cuts in the wood were just simple cuts, adjust the fence and run it through.

new vers. old The finished piece. You can see I have already cut the front face crown. This was angled in two directions; along the full length of the board there is a slight crown, and from top to bottom there is also a slight angle. I was able to reproduce this with ease on the bandsaw. I set the table at the slight angle required to get the top to bottom angle, then cut the board following the long crown angle. I cut just a bit larger than I needed so I could touch up this process with the belt sander. The bandsaw will leave slight ribs in the product when finished; a quick touch up with a belt sander and it's perfect.

This wasn't that important since a piece of aluminum covers that outside crown, but I tend to be a perfectionist.

overall final look Here's a final view of the new piece and the old piece. Looking pretty good about now!!
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