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Looking for a plan to build a mortise jig,simple and easy to build and use,I Plan on using a plunge router with a 3/8 upcut spiral router bit,does any body have idea's? please show and tell me
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I built a farm table called Farm Hayrake type,now I am in process of building the chairs so I need a good plan for a loose, tenon, mortising jig, for plunge router use
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I would use a router table for this with the bit set the correct height and stops for the mortise.If you need to use a jig a bearing guide on your router would be the way to go with a template cut out and clamped to the workpiece to accept the guide bushing with the bit centered for the mortise.
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Here's one http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-t...rtise-jig.aspx

Or, If you google "router mortise jig" you will find several different plans. I not terribly fond of the ones that use two pins on the base because they likely won't work at all in mortises going into the ends of the stock and severely limit how close they can be placed to the ends.
I am a fan of router tables but not for mortises, especially where they go into the ends.

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Looking for a plan to build a mortise jig,simple and easy to build and use,I Plan on using a plunge router with a 3/8 upcut spiral router bit,does any body have idea's? please show and tell me
I just happen to have a great plan for this one. Free to you if you are willing to use the right router. Name:  ImageUploadedByWood Working Talk1421283725.803412.jpg
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It's a bench top unit but it will do any size of wood you want to put in it. You can build it with t slot material and it will preform just the same.

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Or you can check out Greg Paolini's version on the web. He sells a plan for around $6 watch his vid or you won't understand how well they work. His design is good but my router mount and slide is far better and more accurate.


http://www.gregorypaolini.com/?page_id=96

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I built a farm table called Farm Hayrake type,now I am in process of building the chairs so I need a good plan for a loose, tenon, mortising jig, for plunge router use
Mortise Jig-imageuploadedbywood-working-talk1421284507.346010.jpg

I built six dining chairs with the machine using loose tenon joints. Speed is important when making six of something.

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I just happen to have a great plan for this one. Free to you if you are willing to use the right router. Attachment 117897

It's a bench top unit but it will do any size of wood you want to put in it. You can build it with t slot material and it will preform just the same.

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That's a heck of a set up. I wouldn't mind having that for mortises. Any videos of it in action?
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That's a heck of a set up. I wouldn't mind having that for mortises. Any videos of it in action?
Here is the second of 5 videos. This is my second version of the machine but it works exactly like the first one. Watch all 5. They are all short and to the point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L51Im...e_gdata_player
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Very nice setup Al.I built something similar back in the day before I owned a hollow chisel mortise.Glad I kept it because it worked better on some apps than the hollow chisel did.
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I just happen to have a great plan for this one. Free to you if you are willing to use the right router. Attachment 117897

It's a bench top unit but it will do any size of wood you want to put in it. You can build it with t slot material and it will preform just the same.

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Hello Al, I am interested in this jig,what router do I need to use to get your free plan I like your version 2 with the T slot rails and router lift
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Here is the second of 5 videos. This is my second version of the machine but it works exactly like the first one. Watch all 5. They are all short and to the point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L51Im...e_gdata_player
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Love this jig and how easy it looks to use,I am building 4 chairs for the Hay Rake farm table I built last month and I have a lot of mortise to cut,and this seems to be the one to build for mortise use
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This looks like my bench with all chair pieces cut out but need the mortise's cut for 4 chairs
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Here is some pics of the chair I am building, this is my first attempt to building chair's. The chairs are originally built using pocket holes and screws,but I want to do M/T joints instead, this chair is called a Francine chair.here are some pics of the first one I built all glued up with M/T and lower pocket holes in stretchers.
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Here you go. Pretty elaborate: http://www.woodsmith.com/
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Here is some pics of the chair I am building, this is my first attempt to building chair's. The chairs are originally built using pocket holes and screws,but I want to do M/T joints instead, this chair is called a Francine chair.here are some pics of the first one I built all glued up with M/T and lower pocket holes in stretchers.
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Well the chair looks nice I like the floating tenons for just such a chair. No need to add the measurements to the lengths. I used through tenons and wedged tenons too. I do that when the wood is less than 1 1/2" thick so I can get more contact with a longer tenon. Name:  ImageUploadedByWood Working Talk1421367487.107131.jpg
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Good looking table and chairs you built, how about the m/t jig and router raiser you have plans for ,can I get a copy so I can build it
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Good looking table and chairs you built, how about the m/t jig and router raiser you have plans for ,can I get a copy so I can build it
Thanks for saying so.

It's called RightSide Lift. I sent you a PM.

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Great, so now what do I do to get started on building this jig for M/T and the router holder so I can get started,tell me what I have to do next
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Great, so now what do I do to get started on building this jig for M/T and the router holder so I can get started,tell me what I have to do next
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PM me your address and I'll send you a free plan of the mortise machine.

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