Mortising Machine Base

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Project by WI_Bryan posted 02-28-2021 06:21 PM 647 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I was excited when I picked up a used Jet Mortiser, but soon discovered it needed some tooling improvements before I started cutting mortises in table legs. The small cast iron base left a lot to be desired for work holding utility.

I built a simple base with front and rear fences that let me mortise up to 5” thick stock, if I remove the plywood slab over the steel base. The fences make all the difference in the world and the base is heavy enough to make the machine stable enough that it doesn’t tip anymore when not bolted down to the bench

I can pick the whole thing up and move it in and out of its storage location to save space. I would recommend something like this for anyone with a mortising machine. I also have a spacer block to set under long pieces and keep them level when they extend out beyond the base.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-12-2021 04:53 AM

That is a hand addition to the mortiser!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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