|Forum topic by chicomc||posted 01-21-2011 03:25 AM||1038 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-21-2011 03:25 AM
Hi All -
I am building a night stand and a table. The design I am doing uses a wedged/tusked through tenon. So both pieces can be “knocked down.”
My issue is that I want to make really clean mortises through the legs so that when the piece is taken apart the mortise is clean and neat. The legs on the night stand are 1 3/4” thick and the table is 2 1/2” thick.
I have been using a plunge router with a 3/8” dia. O.D. guide bushing and a 1/4” dia. spiral up cut bit and a 1/4” thick MDF template. However, I cannot get deep enough even on the smaller legs.
Does anyone have a method for making deep, clean mortises that will be seen from time to time?
Thanks for the help everyone!