router jig for cutting mortises

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Forum topic by thewoodmaster posted 08-06-2010 06:18 AM 1910 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-06-2010 06:18 AM

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I need to cut some mortises to assemble the frame of a door and I don’t have any kind of jig for doing this. I am curious to know what is being used by those who don’t have a dedicated mortising machine. I am thinking about making a jig to do this and would love to see what my fellow jocks are using and maybe “borrow” a few ideas.

-- dan "insert pithy woodworking coment here"

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 06:27 AM

I just did a quick search (using the search tool upper right corner) on ‘mortising jig’ and came back with many hits, that may be a good place to start. I know I’ve looked at several of them as they were posted and they look very practical and doable. Success on your search.

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 06:42 AM

I have been looking at the Leigh Super FMJ. It was on sale a while ago and I darn near picked one up. Right now I use a table saw for the tenons and drill/chisel the mortise. I love the idea of a router doing the work…For alot of light duty stuff though, I just use my domino…it makes a pretty strong joint and sets up quick and easy.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 10:23 AM

I do mortising slots manually with just guides attached to the routers. When it comes to jigs, it takes time to set the jigs and the routers for this small job. If you are doing repeatitive jobs then your can visit this Lj links

Hope this will help.

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 05:12 PM

I made this one a while ago and must say it makes loose tenons too easy.

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 06:25 PM

Her’s mine. It works well for me

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