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Finally built morticing jig

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Finally built morticing jig

Postby ScaredyCat » 21 Apr 2022, 10:17

Finally found the time to build a morticing jig last night.

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It did involve taking my router out of the table, mounting a new baseplate and fitting the guide bush which is a bit of a pain but cheaper than buying another router.

I'm using the microjig dovetail bit / clamps all around my workshop and find it a decent holding method. Here's the vertical panel to hold the piece being morticed.

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The only real issue is the bit where you fight to get everything lines up and the clamps tightened but I think once one board is set up I can mount some stops in the traks to make it easier.

..And of course, to show I managed a mortice. (18mm x 5mm by 15mm deep if you're wondering some of you might know those measurements :) ) - forgive the weird angle. I was holding it between my legs.

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I know it's not rocket science, but I've been meaning to build one for about 4 years now.
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