Slot mortiser

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Project by ShopBuilt posted 08-25-2014 11:23 PM 8880 views 80 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a slot mortise that I spent a lot of time designing with quick setup time in mind. no measuring required can be used completely with reference marks. I got inspiration for this mortise from the festool domino, and also matthias wandel’s slot mortise. the left and right stops also have reference marks for different width tenon stock.
i talk more as bout this and a demo on youtube here:

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 12:17 AM

Very nice … I like the sliding wedges to adjust table height.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 12:59 AM

That’s very creative. Love the height adjustment and you’re right; it’s quick.
The reference pins are also very useful.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 03:27 AM

I studied the video and ,,,Yes I like it !!!

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 03:45 AM

looks like a winner!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 10:55 AM

Awesome build. Definitely on my woodworking bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 11:51 AM

that is a slick idea with the adjustable table. Nice machine.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 08-26-2014 02:21 PM

Watched the video. This thing is awesome. Great job. I think on the same lines as you do as far as ease of setup. Well designed tools that cooperate with you make working in the shop so much better. Sure, technically it may only save you 30 seconds each time, but that adds up, as do the mistakes if you do a complicated setup wrong.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#8 posted 08-26-2014 03:51 PM

Great ideas and thanks for the video!

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#9 posted 08-26-2014 06:04 PM

Wow. 3 projects and all in the top 3. Cool jig.

-- Julian

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#10 posted 08-26-2014 08:03 PM

Very Creative! Nice jig.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 08-26-2014 08:41 PM

That is really cool, welcome to LJs

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#12 posted 08-26-2014 09:42 PM

Wow. 3 projects and all in the top 3. Cool jig.

- Julian

Isn’t that the LumberJocks Hat Trick? LOL

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#13 posted 08-27-2014 01:15 PM

I love the fact that it is small and portable. Easy to keep hidden out of the way until needed. Very nice.

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#14 posted 02-10-2015 07:58 PM

Cool jig

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#15 posted 09-27-2015 09:05 PM

Any problems with saw dust in the drawer slides? I worry about those small bearing getting gummed up.

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