Router Mortise Jig

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 05-10-2018 01:40 AM 2502 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am building a Morris Chair, and it requires a lot of mortises. I was using my drill press with a Forstner bit, but wanted cleaner mortise walls. I came across this jig in a YouTube video from Fine Woodworking. I altered it a bit to fit my needs. I added feet that allowed me to clamp the jig to my bench and my workpiece in a method other than the one shown in the video. I also built mine to be 24” long as opposed to the 30” from the video.

It is working well so far, and has greatly reduced my chisel clean up.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 05-10-2018 12:46 PM

Nice looking jig. I’ve got a Shop Fox mortising machine, but know that if I had a set up like this, it might be a little faster and definitely cleaner.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 04:16 PM

Nice, simple and functional

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 11:46 PM

I had missed this jig, and made a horizontal boring jig with X Y Z adjustment to quicken up doing a job with numerous M&T joints after making the parts for a desk for LOML that had over 60, and I was using a standard mortiser/sore arm maker. Doing a few, any method could work, even chopping by hand, doing a lot is time to figure out an easier way. At least less tiring. This jig seems like it sould keep them straight, and placed where you want them, and that is what you need. Dropping in the video, so others following along behind get an idea of the how to on both making, and using.

Cool jig, thanks for posting.

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