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Project by Dan Higham posted 11-01-2017 05:53 PM 3359 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a second hand mortising jig with this router a while back and wasn’t too happy with the provision for clamping so I decided to build my own. All hard maple, dados on the back allow the operator to use dovetail clamps to hold the workpiece in multiple places.





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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 06:34 PM

Nice setup, have you built anything with it yet?

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Rich

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 11:09 PM

Nice design. I’ve been kicking some of my own around lately and I think yours is better than anything I’ve come up with. I especially like the dovetail clamps and the captive guide to prevent racking.

I’d been envisioning something that I could lock in my vise. Do you have any problems with that sliding around?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 11-02-2017 09:13 AM

very nice

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-02-2017 01:50 PM

This is a very nice jig and nicely done. It’s a great addition to your shop.

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Dan Higham

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#5 posted 11-02-2017 02:07 PM

Thanks all. I haven’t built anything yet but will do soon, i’m sure! Rich, I would definitely advise clamping it down otherwise it may move about but the weight of the router is enough to keep it still for the most part, I have made the feet removable so I can clamp larger pieces to the front.

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