|Forum topic by Eric_S||posted 12-22-2009 03:20 PM||5029 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
12-22-2009 03:20 PM
I have been falling behind with my nightstands with all the holiday stuff going on lately, and a small picture frame for my wife. Anyways, I am planning to get into the garage this weekend or next to build this stow-and-go router table: http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=28007
I also plan on building a mortising jig since my nightstands are all M&T’s and the hard maple for the legs should arrive next week. I’ve looked at many different jigs and so far have found a nice design at FW that allows for curved pieces as well and adjustable length mortises. So far I’m going to use this deisgn but was wondering if anyone had any easier to make jigs that could do the same. Sorry but you need online membership to view: http://www.finewoodworking.com/fwnpdf/011197074.pdf.
I found this video though on youtube and thought I would share. This homemade mortising machine is amazing. I wonder how long it took to make and perfect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciXplz3SrMk He also has intructions here: http://woodgears.ca/slot_mortiser/
So, do you have a favorite mortising jig? Care to share plans? I’ve seen very basic ones that have nothing more than a router with an edge guide and stop blocks, but I was looking for something a little more robust that could accommadate future projects and make accurate repeatable cuts.
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN