(Reasonably) Quick and Dirty Mortise Jig

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Project by fzxtchr posted 02-25-2010 07:52 AM 4781 views 26 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know there have been a few of these posted recently; I thought I would put mine out here, too.
The base is 3/8” plexiglass and the rails are 2×2 poplar. I still need to neaten up the rough surfaces, but as you can see, it works.

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 08:21 AM

Mine looks just like yours,

except I have a porter cable router!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 08:51 AM

I built mine with plexiglass as well. Yours looks better.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 12:07 PM

Nice job simple yet EFFECTIVE!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 04:43 PM

Looks good.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 05:18 PM

Thats a nice jig.

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 05:19 PM

you’ll love it. I have one identical one and have done countless number of mortises for loose tenon joinery.
You’d get perfectly flesh joint in the same thickness stock (if you don’t change the fences), also in
the stock of different thickness if one fence is fixed.

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 06:20 PM

That will doer nice.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 06:54 AM

I see you updated the pics!! I wish I would have made mine that nice now! :( haha. The good thing is – this jig is so simple, even if you make it out of some OSB, it still work awesome!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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