|In this demonstration, the beadLOCK Loose Tenon Joint is being used over a cope and rail profile for a glass panel cabinet door.|
|First, dry fit the parts together.
Then, draw a line across the center of the joint where tenon is desired.
|Slide and snug the guide bar left to the A setting, locate the beadLOCK jig on the part, and align the jig with your center line. Clamp jig in place.|
|Drill holes to the desired depth.|
|Loosen the thumbscrews and shift the guide bar right to the B setting. snug tightly and drill remaining holes.|
|The result is an accurate, easy-to-make mortise! Now, make another mortise in the second part.|
|Cut a corresponding length of beadLOCK tenon stock and insert into mortises. The beadLOCK joint is a strong, simple, durable joining alternative for hundreds of workworking projects.|
|FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)...|
|The part I would like to mortise is too wide for the beadLOCK jig to center the mortise. How can I mortise into wider parts?
If the shims provided in our kit do not offset the jig block from the plate enough for your wide part, you can simply make your own shims out of scrap wood. Use ours as a pattern. If your part is so wide that our thumbscrews will not engage into the block after you add your shims, you can make some longer thumbscrews by visiting your local hardware store. Just purchase some 1/4"-20 bolts or ready rod and a couple of wing nuts and you’ll have longer thumbscrews.
I made the joint per the instructions but the centerlines don’t line-up; what is wrong?
Why does the beadLOCK tenon stock fit too loose in the mortise?
The beadLOCK stock fits too tight in the mortise; what is wrong?
The joint fits nice but the parts do not come together flat; why does this happen?
Can I use a drill press to make the joint?
Which size tenon should I use for different thicknesses?
How long should I make the tenon for my joint?
Why do the instructions say not to use a brad point drill?
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