|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 06-24-2015 09:53 PM||836 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-24-2015 09:53 PM
Ok, sorry about the title, couldn’t resist.
Anyway, currently it seems like one of the few power tools I haven’t added to my new shop is something to do mortises with.
I have considered going with round-ended mortise/tenons and build one of Matthais jigs.
I have considered digging deep in the piggy bank to buy a mortising machine and just make the tenons on the table saw.
Now I’m thinking that since i have an old bench top drill press sitting around gathering dust…maybe I can put that to use for this purpose.
Woodriver has a mortising attachment for a drill press. On sale for $100 at woodcraft right now. There are no reviews of it there, and very few reviews of similar devices elsewhere on the web.
So, what is the collective wisdom here…other than initial setup hassle (which would be one-time for me), is there a major difference in ease of use or quality of result between this and say a $300 low-end mortising machine?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.