|Project by WoodenSoldier||posted 03-21-2011 04:38 AM||4862 views||17 times favorited||10 comments|
Lately I keep starting projects and then reaching some unforeseen obstacle and putting the project to the side. I’m probably working on a total of 6 different things in the basement (does anybody else have this problem?) This weekend I actually started and completed something for a change! It felt pretty good too.
This is a horizontal router for mortise cuts, especially useful in end grain. I used one of these in a woodworking class I took and I couldn’t believe how easy it made the process.
A few weeks ago I started a small dog bed and stopped when I realized I had no reliable or easy way to cut the mortises in the rails so I decided to build one of these.
I had an extra router, and I sheared and machined a piece of 1/4 aluminum at work for the plate. Finished it in one weekend! I made the base a little proud so that I can clamp it to my router table and then I plug it into the same switch.
Unfortunately I was so excited that after testing it I decided to try the dog bed project again and I mortised the wrong piece! Oh well, I can make another rail.
I didn’t have any plans, I just looked at a couple of other ones on Lumberjocks.
I’m probably going to add some stop blocks, dust collection and measuring tape. I’ll post pictures when I do.
Thanks for looking!
-- Create something everyday.