How to mortise a long rail.

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Blog entry by Julian posted 07-28-2014 02:32 PM 1744 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the process of building another side gate for the house. I had two rails that were 55” long.
Too long to fit in the mortising jig which I normally clamp to the workbench. I needed to raise the mortising
jig approximately 9”. Instead of building something which would have taken more time and material; I looked around the garage and noticed the bottom drawer of my router cabinet was the size I needed. After emptying the drawer and removing the false front, it was ready to use. Quick and easy. Hope this tip comes in handy.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 07:32 PM

It’s always nice to be able to repurpose something that you already have on hand. Great tip; thanks!

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