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Router Mortising Jig

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Project by Matt in Franklin posted 04-21-2014 09:43 PM 2259 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the mortising jig I made for my router. I built it using plans from a Woodsmith magazine on router jigs.

The router sits inside a guide that rides on two 1/4” “runners”.

It works for horizontal pieces as well as vertical (cutting mortises on the end of a board).

The guides are made of hardboard so that I can replace them when they get worn out from banging my router into them over time.

This is a great jig and I look forward to making some loose tenon joinery in the near future.

-- I'm just a simple caveman





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BRod

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 04:50 AM

I’m bringing over my stretcher and legs to get some loose tenons!!! Seriously….

Thanks for the help tonight, dude!

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Matt in Franklin

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 11:47 AM

No problem, Brad. Glad to help.

And I plan on making a pile of tenons one weekend!

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 06:04 PM

One thing I like about the top is that I can make multiples to fit different routers. This allows for versatility if you own multiple sized or branded plunge routers.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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Matt in Franklin

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 06:06 PM

I also want to make a version that I can take “to the wood”, that doesnt rely on the base stand. I have seen several designs for that.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 07:57 PM

as always, any feedback is welcome!

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 11:26 PM

I want this so bad I can’t stand it. Gonna have to make one I guess. :) Nice job. I really like the looks of this.

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