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Forum topic by Patrick posted 01-09-2015 05:08 PM 1275 views 2 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2015 05:08 PM

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There has to be a way to make mortises on a router table better than just dropping your piece down and sliding it. Using a double fence might work but there are still problems and things that could make it easier. With all the problem solvers we have in this site, surely we can come up with something.

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 05:13 PM

If you are looking to do loose tenons there is a youtube video of a guy doing mortises in easy fashion. He stands them (rails or stiles) up with a tall fence and stop blocks. I cant search for it at the moment but you will know it if you search.

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 05:48 PM

I haven’t seen that video but it sounds similar to what I’ve done. I’ve used stop blocks, the router table fence, and featherboards to basically fully surround the workpiece such that it can’t move outside of the mortise dimensions (taking multiple passes when necessary). Hope that makes sense!

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#3 posted 01-09-2015 05:51 PM

Does it have to be in the table? If you have a plunge base you can make this like I did:

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 06:16 PM

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 02:16 AM

This is my fixture for this. Cost to build it is very low but it produces great cuts and does it in a hundred ways.


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