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Slit Mortising Machine

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Project by RevenantJoiner posted 10-29-2017 06:00 PM 2329 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The form and dimensions are basically those of the plan purchased from Matthias Wendel of Woodgears.ca. A big debt is owned to geekwoodworker of this site for patiently answering my questions about adopting the plans to use linear bushings and rods instead of drawer slides for the x – y motion guides as per his design. The linear bearings were from Amazon the rods from McMaster Carr. the base and platforms are baltic birch, with scrap maple and fir for the other parts.

-- Each time your start a project and work on it, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death.





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jim65

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#1 posted 10-29-2017 06:21 PM

beautiful! would love to build this! you did a great job!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 10-29-2017 09:47 PM

It looks great and I know you will love using. I use mine on almost every project. In fact I just used it to make 5” base board trim for the house and it turned out great.

I noticed in the background you are making a tilting router lift. Good luck on that and I hope to see some pics of it posted in LJ.

Enjoy

Sean

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#3 posted 10-30-2017 01:37 PM

Looks like a very well made mortising machine.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 10-30-2017 06:07 PM

This is a fine piece of shop made equipment. It will be a fine addition to the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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