Mortising Jig

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 05-30-2009 07:33 PM 8189 views 39 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a mortising jig to set up quickly for small projects. I clamp it in my workbench. Like my dado jig, it uses a router with a template guide and any size bit. It’s not for production, but is easy to set up.
If you have any questions, ask away.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 05-30-2009 07:40 PM

kent this is exactly what I have been saying see kent made his own jig and it works incredibly well.Why not I take my hat off to his attitude make the thing yourself don’t be told you always need to buy a jig or tool to do a job and also that if you don’t buy it your nothing (from the Simsons) anyway you rock kent way to go all American terms but suitable on this occasion. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 08:13 PM

Great Jig!

I love the way you engineered it to have such a wide range of adjustments!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 08:22 PM

Hey Kent
another fine jig. Have you heard of this wood called pine on poplar ? Do all your jigs have to be so down right gorgeous with walnut and maple, what next bubinga. LOL great jig look forward to new post.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-30-2009 08:54 PM

Keep your great jigs coming Kent. Another great idea from you. Thanks.

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 09:28 PM

Jim, I’ll make yours out of bubinga. Only $400 + Shipping Or maybe I’ll give you the professional discount because you’re such a nice guy.

Thanks, guys, for all your positive comments.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 10:01 PM

Nice mortising jig.

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#7 posted 05-31-2009 01:11 AM

I just wish that my jigs were as pretty as yours.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 05-31-2009 02:22 AM

Kent, I made a similiar one. They make mortising a breeze. I use a spiral upcut bit, works well. Great jig & well made.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 05-31-2009 02:22 AM

kent , you are one crafty crafter !
your jijs are not only beautifull ,
they are well thought out and made .
thanks again , you are giving me ideas !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 02:47 PM

Nicely made universal mortise jig Kent….......also like your workshop roof blown foam insulation…...good one.

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#11 posted 06-07-2009 03:50 PM

Great jig!...I do most of mine from poplar and MDF, but someday…......LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#12 posted 07-14-2009 03:48 AM

I just built a tenon jig that works well…how would I go about building something like this? This looks like something I could setup very quickly.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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