|Forum topic by Marty5965||posted 05-06-2013 07:14 PM||755 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-06-2013 07:14 PM
Still pretty new to power tool woodworking and am trying my hand at routing mortises. I have a 2 1/2” long 1/2” router bit and need to create 2” deep x 3” long x 7/8” wide mortises. Obviously I need multiple passes but was wondering if there is a difference between depth and width?
By that I mean, if I use an edge guide I can start the first pass. Is there a difference in completing that one to full depth in multiple passes then adjusting the edge guide to nibble away the width at full depth or, do I have to change the edge guide for each lengthways pass and take the mortise down to full depth but at full width (if you see what I mean).
Seems to me changing the edge guide every lengthways pass would introduce lots of margins for error.
-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....