The "Lee Mortising Jig"

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Project by 007lab posted 02-05-2013 07:00 AM 15274 views 33 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another mortising jig I saw versions of in various places on the web and decided to make. 75% of the design is from a magazine article I have somewhere in my shop. When I find the clipping I’ll post the credits below since that seems to be the mode of operation around these parts.

The plate with the hold down on it can be reversed to mortise a mitre cut. It can also be placed vertically.

The plate behind it is loaded with t nuts so I can mount and mortise any shaped object I want.

I jokingly call it the Lee Mortising Jig because my name is Lee, but there is also a very expensive product (as many of you know) called the Leigh Mortise and Tenon Jig, which I’d never buy. Why? Because for the price of the FMT model I’m half way to a Domino Joiner and can get just as strong a joint in less time.

Blah, blah, blah. Thanks for looking at my project. 007lab is very tired from working outside all day on a lift 80’ in the air. Zzzzzzzzzz

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 01:32 PM

Hi Lee,
Great looking jig. It’s almost exactly what I’m planning to build.
When you find the article, please post a reference so I can see if I have it somewhere.
Thank you.

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 03:16 PM

Well doen should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 04:02 PM

Great design. I’ve been pondering how to rebuild the one I built and make it more universal. You’ve integrated a lot of features into that unit.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 04:10 PM

Like This…. Want One!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 06:57 PM

Here we go. I found the original plan in the March/April 2008 issue of Fine Woodworking. The author of the article is Michael C. Fortune.

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 02:30 AM

Looks great

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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