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On the Workbench #2: Jig for Batch Cutting Mortises

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Blog entry by ontheworkbench posted 10-16-2014 06:49 AM 2074 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Building a Crib Part 2 of On the Workbench series Part 3: Porter Cable Bandsaw Modification - Adding a Work Light »

In the process of building a crib, I ended up needed an efficient way to cut 76 perfectly aligned mortises for vertical slats. I designed the slats to be 1/2” thick and then rounded over both edges of the slat witha 1/4” round over bit to create the shape of the slat. Then using a 1/2” upsprial router bit and homemade jig I was able cut 1/2” wide mortise to fit the 1/2 thick slats and then the rounded over slat edges would fit perfectly into the rounded ends of these mortises. Here is the quick video I made of my jig.



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