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Project by dhg posted 1824 days ago 4378 views 24 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m working on a design for a combo bookcase w/blanket storage and am going to use mortise and tennons for some of the joints and have had the plans for this mortising jig for over 4 years just waiting to be made. It’s from the April ‘05 Workbench mag. I just couldn’t see buying one and this seemed like it would do the trick. It seems to work very well. With a 3/8th” bit the mortise can be up to 6 1/2” long. You can use any size bit that you need. I was just trying the jig out with some scraps and the 3/8. The last pic is what I’m using to cut the tennons.

The jig has quite a bit of adjustment capabilities in moving the router in and out plus the size of the material being used could be quite large.

Some of the knobs and the hold downs I made myself. Sometimes I have a little too much time on my hands and plus I’m Cheep.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------





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woodworm

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#1 posted 1824 days ago

Thoughfully built jig. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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moshel

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#2 posted 1824 days ago

This is a very nice jig! is it rigid enough?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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dhg

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#3 posted 1824 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

moshel, so far it seems ridged enough. I was worried about it while I was building it and figured if it wasn’t, there is room enough on the back to put a couple of gussets.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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#4 posted 1824 days ago

super Jig

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Innovator

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#5 posted 1824 days ago

Nice looking jig, good photos make it easy to duplicate.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 1824 days ago

Nicely done. Your attention to detail is shown in how you made your own knobs and hold-downs. I really like the tenon fence and am thinking I should make one.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 1824 days ago

Great looking and functional jig. I might have to copy that myself.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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ratchet

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#8 posted 1824 days ago

Very nice. The mortises look first rate. Thanks for sharing.

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dhg

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#9 posted 1824 days ago

Thanks again guys for the comments.

I forgot to mention that the horizontal material support can also be rotated vertically to route a mortise in the end of a work piece. This feature is what drove the height of the jig which is about 14”.

Mortising Jig

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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douglbe

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#10 posted 1823 days ago

Nice work, the jig looks like it should hold up quite well. I really like the home made hold downs and wing nuts, I have made similar ones for myself. They’re fun to make, work very well, and like you said, cheap.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#11 posted 1822 days ago

Great jig, looks like it works real good. Have to make me one. Like the home made hold downs too. Like everyone else.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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olddutchman

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#12 posted 1819 days ago

That is a well thought out and cleaver tool that you have built. The router base that the router mounts to, is that a mount for a router table, and modified by you! I like it a lot.

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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dhg

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#13 posted 1819 days ago

olddutchman, thanks for the comment. i can’t take credit for the design (wish i could) but it’s from Workbench Mag. the base for the router is custom for my router from a piece of phenolic hard plastic ordered from Highland Hardware.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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lcurrent

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#14 posted 1778 days ago

My mortise jig
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/3926678251_000584e1d8_m.jpg

Larry

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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bigike

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#15 posted 1635 days ago

nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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