Delta Mortise Chisel Bit

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Forum topic by DonJ posted 01-31-2013 07:21 PM 845 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2013 07:21 PM

The Freud bit set I’m using to build some cabinet doors resulted in extended tenons that are ~7/32” thick. I have a Delta Table top Mortising Machine, but the smallest chisel bit I have is 1/4”. Does anyone know of a source for smaller chisel bits? My only recourse is to drill and chisel out the mortises….oh, how I hate hand tools—lol. Thanks.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 08:19 PM

Try ebay.Alistair

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 09:05 PM

If you can’t find the bit, you could also rout the mortise with a 7/32” spiral upcut.

Another solution would be to pick up some 1/64” veneer, and add a piece to each side of the tenon, then cut the mortise with a 1/4” bit.

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 02:35 AM

I was thinking veneer as well.

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