My Mortiser Has Wings and Now We Fly

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Project by griph0n posted 03-26-2011 08:15 AM 2610 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a little frustrated blocking up long pieces on the bench or just trying to hold them in the mortiser with one hand while clamping them with the other and having to repeat the process 10-20-100 times. I love the wheel clamp on the General, it holds the piece rock solid. I use it without the weird H-clampy thing, never have liked those things. T-nuts underneath bolt it down quick.
Didn’t take long and works great. Sliding blocks in the t-track allow referencing starts and stops for repetitive cutting. Stores easy too.

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 08:57 AM


That is a great idea and well executed. Got the Wood River mortiser a few months ago and have experienced your problem with long pieces.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 09:17 AM

Very functional unit…good one.

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 11:02 AM

Very well done should serve you well. On another note nice wall of clamps!!!!! I’m getting my collection of the same ones built up as well. Never enough clamps! Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 12:47 PM

thats how it should be!
mine sits built in on the miter saw bench, i didn’t have time to make a nice rail system like yours.
im using clamps with scrap pieces to set the mortise length. though evidently im gonna have to upgrade to something like this!

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 02:19 PM

Nice work, like the idea. Thanks for the post

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#6 posted 03-26-2011 02:49 PM

Nice idea, will keep this in mind

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 03:37 PM

saweeeeeeeeeeeet idea.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 07:59 PM

Great setup. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-27-2011 01:35 AM

very cool idea thx

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#10 posted 03-27-2011 08:27 AM

Excellent set up, hey do you think you could spare a clamp to the needy????

That’s quite a wall of bar clamps!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#11 posted 03-28-2011 09:44 PM

great idea and a great shop.

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

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