Router Mortising Jig

I have a project coming up that I would like to utilize mortise and tenon joinery for. After investigating a few options, I determined that the easiest and most powerful approach is to cut mortises with a router. This jig was very cheap and easy to create. Construction plans are described in detailed in shop notes #90.

Adjustable guides attached to the hardboard base align the cut

Viewed from the side, the adjustable guides straddle the work piece and allow for a precise cut.

Bottom of jig

Top of the jig with the router removed


About Ryan

Ryan is currently a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research area includes Prognostic Health Management of Electronics. For more information please visit:
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