Precision Mortising Jig
Accurate, repeatable mortises are guaranteed with this sliding table.
When a project calls for a lot of mortises, nothing beats the power of a mortising machine. The only drawback to a mortiser is that repositioning the workpiece to drill the overlapping “holes” can be a hassle. This sliding X-Y auxiliary table makes mortising a breeze. First, the long, steel hold-down and toggle clamp anchor the workpiece. Then just turn a hand wheel to move the large table from front to back to accurately position the mortise. Finally, turn another hand wheel to move the table side-to-side. The end result is a clean, straight mortise. Best of all, it only takes some simple hardware to accomplish these tasks. And it all adds up to one shop accessory you’ll wonder how you ever got along without.
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What You Get:
- 10 pages of step-by-step instructions
- 34 full-color photos and illustrations
- Shop-tested techniques ensure your success
- Materials list
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email with the pdf, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.