I need to make 160 mortises ( Loose Tenon )

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Forum topic by lcurrent posted 07-23-2013 11:21 PM 1082 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2013 11:21 PM

The mortises need to be very accurate is there a jig that will do this ???

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 11:23 PM

My shop made jig for loose tenons has cut hundreds of mortises and all are accurate.

More info on what you’re doing?

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 11:24 PM

Mortise Pal, if you want to spend money.

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 11:44 PM

Festool’s Domino is perfect for your application.

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 11:54 PM

Are you set on loose tenons? If so the domino would work. I am waiting for the festool patent to expire. Until then I am using a hollow chisel mortiser.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 12:05 AM

The multirouter is outstanding but pricey. Worth it though in my opinion.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 12:20 AM

Are all the mortises going to be the same? If so, a simple router mortising jig works very well. I’m in the middle of making a set of 42 doors requiring 8 mortises each door. Takes about 30 seconds per mortise, including resetting the pieces each mortise.

Such a jig might take about an hour to build.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 12:21 AM

Go with the domino if you can afford it, or be like me and Pinto and wait until another brand makes them and loses the ridiculous Festool prices.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 12:22 AM

I have a hollow chisel mortiser and recently bought the Mortise Pal. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread. It is way better than my mortiser. This review covers everything you need to know. I even used it to make angled mortises for a set of chairs I did. I am a happy camper.

-- Art

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