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I decided that I needed a mortise jig before I started my next piece of furniture. This should make mortising quick and clean. I took the plans from Woodsmith #147.

First picture was before I installed the T-track.

Photo 2 shows the 4 adjustment blocks that you use to size the mortises.

Photo 3 shows the vertical fence. There is a slot on the upper portion so you can change the angle to past 45 deg if needed.

Photo 4 shows the horizontal fence.

Woodsmith put up a video showing how to use it, which also shows the basic construction for anyone who doesn't have the plans.
http://www.woodsmith.com/magazine/extras/147/setting-up-and-using-the-router-jig/

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I need a mortise jig too. good job.
 

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Nice. I'll have to add this to my project list. I'm a subscriber to Woodsmith also, but not sure if I have this issue though. Have to check. Nice work.
 

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Looks like a nice built and very useful jig.
 

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Wow, that is really cool. Great job
 

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Very nice job,that will make life a lot easier when doing M&Ts
 

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Thanks guys. I will be replacing the washers with wider ones, and cutting down some of the excess bolt length since it's not needed.

I will be making a woodgears tenoning jig to pair with this as soon as I get some hardware in. My hope is that I should be able to get very accurate M&T joints every time with these 2.
 

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Nice build
 

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Dang man, that was fast. Looks pretty handy.
 

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Looks like a interesting jig but the video was a little skimpy on the results .
Glad to see you are using a plunge router for this .
 

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Do they have plans for this?

I see the basic construction in the video, but I'm not seeing any plans for sale. Is it in the magazine?
 

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To answer my own question…
No they don't have individual plans for this.
Yes you can buy back copies of the magazine - But they're only available in select volumes, otherwise you have to buy the whole 35 year set for $99.

I just want the one article for crying out loud.
 
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