MMM – The Moxon Mortising Machine

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Project by map posted 06-24-2013 09:05 PM 4436 views 39 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From watching Norm or The Wood Whisperer or many of the other TV wood butchers route perfect mortises with nothing more than an edge guide, I know that nothing more is really necessary. For them! I need all the help that I can get to make mortises that are straight and correctly sized. After completing a Moxon bench for my bench, it came to me that by adding a bit of tee track and a piece of HDPE to the Moxon bench I could make something that would make it harder for me to make mistakes. The tee track is used to secure the stops that limit the travel of the router along the length of the mortise. The HDPE prevents the edge guide from backing away from the fence. These elements may not prevent screw-ups, but they should make it harder.

-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 09:41 PM

Very clever!

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 10:06 PM

It is useful, tks for sharing. You can use the same T-track to index the router.

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 10:47 PM

Clever. I like it.

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 11:24 PM


-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 12:26 AM

That certainly does the trick. Very ingenious.

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 01:39 AM

Now that’s just plain cool….thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 06:21 AM

Thanks for sharing!!

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 11:43 AM

Now that is thinking.
Very Clever

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 01:39 PM

Thanks, I am going to have to steal tha idea.

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 02:39 PM

This is really nice and will make a lot of difference in your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 06-25-2013 03:24 PM

Very helpful… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#12 posted 06-25-2013 03:51 PM

smart thinkin’ Lincoln

effective solution…. yet much simpler than most of the elaborate contraptions out there.

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#13 posted 06-29-2013 04:28 AM


Now I need to go make one.

Thanks for posting.

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#14 posted 06-29-2013 04:44 AM

How do you like your Router Wizard?

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#15 posted 06-29-2013 09:07 PM

Do You have other vices on Your bench? The Moxon is a very nice vice! Am I correct in thinking that You have built the Moxon to stand on Your bench? It looks very clever way to accomplish a lot of different task, and special cuts. Good idea, Keep them Coming!

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