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Project by jmartel posted 02-23-2014 07:03 AM 2105 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided that I needed a mortise jig before I started my next piece of furniture. This should make mortising quick and clean. I took the plans from Woodsmith #147.

First picture was before I installed the T-track.

Photo 2 shows the 4 adjustment blocks that you use to size the mortises.

Photo 3 shows the vertical fence. There is a slot on the upper portion so you can change the angle to past 45 deg if needed.

Photo 4 shows the horizontal fence.

Woodsmith put up a video showing how to use it, which also shows the basic construction for anyone who doesn’t have the plans.
http://www.woodsmith.com/magazine/extras/147/setting-up-and-using-the-router-jig/





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tamtum

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 12:41 PM

I need a mortise jig too. good job.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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Steve Cherry

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 05:59 PM

Nice. I’ll have to add this to my project list. I’m a subscriber to Woodsmith also, but not sure if I have this issue though. Have to check. Nice work.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 08:21 PM

Looks like a nice built and very useful jig.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 09:10 PM

Wow, that is really cool. Great job

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 09:16 PM

Very nice job,that will make life a lot easier when doing M&Ts

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jmartel

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 09:32 PM

Thanks guys. I will be replacing the washers with wider ones, and cutting down some of the excess bolt length since it’s not needed.

I will be making a woodgears tenoning jig to pair with this as soon as I get some hardware in. My hope is that I should be able to get very accurate M&T joints every time with these 2.

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 09:44 PM

Nice build

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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john2005

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#8 posted 02-24-2014 01:20 AM

Dang man, that was fast. Looks pretty handy.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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kiefer

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#9 posted 02-24-2014 02:16 AM

Looks like a interesting jig but the video was a little skimpy on the results .
Glad to see you are using a plunge router for this .

-- Kiefer 松

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Underdog

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#10 posted 02-24-2014 04:52 PM

Do they have plans for this?

I see the basic construction in the video, but I’m not seeing any plans for sale. Is it in the magazine?

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Underdog

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 08:01 PM

To answer my own question…
No they don’t have individual plans for this.
Yes you can buy back copies of the magazine – But they’re only available in select volumes, otherwise you have to buy the whole 35 year set for $99.

I just want the one article for crying out loud.

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