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Foot Powered Mortising Machine #1: Introduction

10-14-2013 10:18 PM by GMatheson | 19 comments »

I picked this mortiser up at an auction this weekend. ....The machine footprint is 30” wide x 22” deep or 32”deep if you include the pedal and is 58” tall. It came with a 1/2” chisel. The chisel has a travel range of 3-1/4” (that’s when the pedal reaches the floor) and the table can be dropped to accommodate a 10-1/2” wide board. The only information i can find on the machine is on the base casting.. .A little research took me to where I found the following information. This pattern mortiser is referred to as the “Gould Pattern Mortiser” after Ezra Gould came out with his model in 1847. Many other co...

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