mortising jig


petersb

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I just made this mortising jig from

on Youtube. It is simple to make and works good. I can already see that I will need to make some modifications to make it quicker to set up for repeated cuts, but it gets the job done on the cheap. I use the planer to make the right thickness for the tenons and a router to round the edges of the tenon to fit the mortise. I also made one for my Dad.

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hey bret i like the jig and i see you made some improvements to the clamping system and i'm not entirely sure how to make it better maybe some T-track recessed in the front face and a couple of these clamps http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22010&filter=t%2Dtrack it looks like it's a real nice system and your jigs look great have you used them yet?

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hey bret i like the jig and i see you made some improvements to the clamping system and i'm not entirely sure how to make it better maybe some T-track recessed in the front face and a couple of these clamps http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=22010&filter=t%2Dtrack it looks like it's a real nice system and your jigs look great have you used them yet?

You are right about the t-track and the hold downs, I can see that they will be a must. Also, the clamping face will need to be a bit taller to accomodate the tracks and allow some wider stock to clamp horizontally. The track would also allow to add some stops for quick stock placement for repeated cuts. I made the jig because I have a project that will have 40 mortises in it and 20 tenons. I had made a template for the mortises to clamp in place on the stock, but it was a balancing act that I didn't want to do for all of the mortises, so that is where the jig came in. It took maybe 6 hours total to make over a couple of days. This was for 2 of them.

Yes I have used it. I made a test joint last night and it came out great. The jig is very simple to use, just like the guy on the video shows, just setting up the work piece in the same spot each time is a bit tedious. I may just pin a stop down to the face and make all the same cuts and do that for each of the different mortise locations. After I finish using it for the project, I will know better what changes I would like to make to it, to make it quicker to set.

As far as setting the position and size of the mortise, that is pretty easy. I made some spacers to set the guide fence (that the router base rides in) in the center of different thicknesses of stock and the stops in the guide fence set the length of the mortise.

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There was a couple of older gentlemen selling plans for a homemade mutirouter. I could kick myself now for not getting their info. It used a couple of sets if drawer slides and well

crap :angry:

http://woodgears.ca/slot_mortiser/index.html'>http://woodgears.ca/slot_mortiser/index.html

http://woodgears.ca/joinery.html'>http://woodgears.ca/joinery.html

http://woodgears.ca/

This site has a bunch of great stuff if you haven't checked it out yet. Maybe these are the plans that you saw?

I just cut 60 mortises this afternoon with my new jig. It was worth the time to make it!

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Ha, I knew I would find it someday.

http://www.ezmortising.com/

Probably irrelevant now.

I would like to make on of these someday.

I needed something quick and easy at the time and the one I made was the solution.

Thank you for the link to the ezmortising site. There is a video there and maybe I can combine some of the ideas that I like on all of the styles out there to make one of my own.

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