My Mortising Machine


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From the pictures I cannot tell how do you set the stops of the mortise.

Do you know you can use the fixed base on the 611 for securing the router to jigs like yours? You just remove the acrylic sub base (4 screws) and attach the base to a piece of plywood or a material of your choice. The base has plenty of holes for more screws.  I used that method to make my first router table. And once you've set it up that way, you can still use it to adjust or micro adjust the depth of cut. Worked great for me.

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1 hour ago, Immortan D said:

From the pictures I cannot tell how do you set the stops of the mortise.

Do you know you can use the fixed base on the 611 for securing the router to jigs like yours? You just remove the acrylic sub base (4 screws) and attach the base to a piece of plywood or a material of your choice. The base has plenty of holes for more screws.  I used that method to make my first router table. And once you've set it up that way, you can still use it to adjust or micro adjust the depth of cut. Worked great for me.

This came about for one reason. The length of the router would have required a heftier mounting platform -- and that mean larger dimensions -- lest it bounce. I wanted it to be more compact.

The right and left fences are stops for the wood. The router remains stationary. I can always loosen the bolts to re-position the router or adjust the bit position as needed.

I've stayed with a fixed depth for general use.

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My initial plan was to put it on a sliding & pivoting platform and have one of those quasi-Domino thingies. But I wasn't able to get the acrylic to be a stable enough base for the router. Will be switching it out for plywood in the Spring. Or just buying a Domino.

 

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It's something like this that probably sparked Matthias's imagination to build the pantorouter. There is probably at least 1 thing in everyone's shop that would make some other person on this forum think they are nuts.This is just one big nut bin.

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If you're anything like me, this will be version 1 of 6 or 8, as I would keep finding features I'd want.  "Well that worked, but next time I'd really like it to...."   And then you rebuild it.  and again.  and again.   And then not only will it do perfect tenons and mortises, but will make an acceptable cup of cappuccino while you wait.  Then you decide to add an arduino and some servos to hands free batch produce M&T's, and then it becomes sentient, and forms the nexus of the AI singularity. 

I for one, fully support home made shop tools, scary or not. 

Well done sir. 

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