Mortising Jig

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Project by newwoodbutcher posted 07-17-2016 02:10 AM 1602 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Faced with the need to cut more than 20 mortises and wanting a a new mortising approach, I saw this design on YouTube and liked it immediately. Especially the fence groove that prevents any side-way movement. Mine is made from leftovers, except the stops, witch are from Lee Valley for about $8.00 each. The core beam is made from cherry scraps laminated together to form the 3” x 3” x 30” beam/base with 3/4” Melamine coated plywood left over bits one for the top surface with a track installed flush to the top surface and two for the router fence and router fence groove. The holdfast feet are also cherry. Waxed up and held tight this thing is a dream to operate. The Lee valley stops were a new product for me, they fit the aluminum track perfectly. They are perfect for this application. Since I took these photographs I’ve found that the Bessey Uniclamps work better than the two in the photographs.

-- Ken

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 08:04 PM

nice work, do you have the link to the utube video? thx

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 10:12 PM

The name of the video is “Mortising Jig For The Plunge Router” just found it using those search words

-- Ken

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#3 posted 07-18-2016 10:09 PM

The name of the video is “Mortising Jig For The Plunge Router” just found it using those search words

- newwoodbutcher

Thanks for the link – something else I’ll need to add to my shop. Looks great, nice work.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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