My "Improved" Tage Frid Style Mortising Jig

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Project by Gatsby1923 posted 01-07-2010 05:39 AM 11950 views 18 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a better way of doing mortises on a plunge router and after watching Frank Klausz’s video on mortise and tenons. I figured a nice jig is the way to go. I found this article on Highland Wood Working's website and that was the base of my design.

My improvements are the “double Fence” which I figured would allow me to cut mortises larger than the cutter in one set up. At the very least two fences keep things aligned in the jig better. For clamping the piece into the jig I am using a few wedges with seem sufficient for most work. I hold it down to the bench or in this case table saw with a C Clamp

-- I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way!

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 05:43 AM

Nice work. I was contemplated making something like this myself after my first experience with M&T joinery last month. I may have to copy your design.


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#2 posted 01-07-2010 05:59 AM

Just gotta love that innovative LJ spirit!!

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 06:10 AM

Is the router mounted to the piece of wood that it sits on? This looks like a handy jig to have. Thanks for sharing!

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 08:00 AM

Looks like a great jig.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 09:26 AM

Cool jig!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 04:35 AM

nice jig

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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