Dedicated Mortiser Stand

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Project by FMOmbr posted 05-13-2007 02:52 AM 4316 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I mentioned earlier that I would post a couple pictures of the stand I made for my dedicated mortiser. Here are a few shots of the stand. It has a flat area (with a 5’ fence and table not shown) where one can make traditional moritises into flat boards (say less than 3-4 inches in height).

However, when I made the arts and craft bed, I needed to make numerous mortises into the headboard (top and bottom) and footboard (top and bottom). For this application, I remove the dedicated mortiser from its stand and rotate it 180 degrees. Now it is position to cut mortises over the edge.

The table on this side of the stand is adjustable to accomodate a wide board. I have a clamp that also mounts on this table to hold the wood to the back.

Excuse the pictures. I put a small piece of plywood behind the stand and mortiser, to try to reduce the distraction of all the surroundings. If you click on the pictures, you will see the entire picture, since they are all vertical and the orientation of the thumbnails is horizontal.

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#1 posted 05-13-2007 03:23 AM

Nice setup. I’ve got 2 Mortiser’s now. The new one and the older Delta. I wonder if I can turn the motor around.. I’ve had a need to cut a mortise into a wide piece and ended up doing it with a drill but and then pound the mortise chisel with a hammer to get it square and then use a 1/4” chisel to clean it out.

reat suggestion.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-13-2007 04:21 AM

It turned out great!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 05-13-2007 05:27 AM

Another great project to add to the list.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-13-2007 05:31 AM

This is a nice tool set up, excellant job.

You should show off your “stash” of wood behind the plywood curtain.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 05-13-2007 07:44 PM

Nice stand there FM. It looks like it will really do a great job on all mortises.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 05-14-2007 07:20 PM

Great stand. Very innovative that you rotate it 180 degrees.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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