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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 08-15-2018 01:34 AM

I have a new bench top type machine. I used it quite a bit building two Morris chairs and ottomans. The wood was QSWO. The mortises were all 3 5/8 deep and 3/4 wide. I first tried hogging them out with just the mortiser. No go. So, I used a 5/8 forstner to make a few holes about half way through, leaving enough wood between the holes for the mortiser bit to grab. It was still hard working but, they got the job done. A floor model would be much easier.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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