A VERY simple dowel and mortising "jig"

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A VERY simple dowel and mortising "jig"
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I know that there are many jigs out there for doweling and mortising, however whilst the principle of this one is far from new, I haven’t seen one that can sit comfortably on a 1” piece that would most likely be used making face frames etc.
It has since occurred to me that if the two pieces of wood were perhaps about 1.5” wide by 3” deep and mounted on a sub base with a 3/8” bolt, then it wouldn’t be necessary to run it along the bench. It could I suppose be further improved by adding compression springs to ensure a constant friction so that when the router is sat on the wood or door, when the router is twisted the whole assembly remains perfectly stable with the bit at right angles to the wood. Here is the link to the project.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 06:22 AM

Looks like another beauty from you, Harry…

I’ve got to hit the sack now… I’ll read/study it later…

Gnite… G’day…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 12:47 PM

G’day, Harry!
That is real a slick way to make the mortise and tenon…...and so simple!! I’ll save that one for a time when I can make one. Every time I see one of you blogs, I have to remember that what looks like another handle on your router is that LED light that you have so cleverly mounted on your router. You are a genius with great ideas!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 01:08 PM

This is the most useful, but at the same time simple to make jig I’ve seen. Very impressive. I’m on my way to build one! Thanks for sharing.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 04:27 PM

very cleaver ,thanks Harry

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 04:33 PM

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 07:04 PM

Thanks for the post Harry. Several questions come to mind, but I think I will make one myself and see if the questions answer themselves. Thanks again.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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