Router Mortising Jig
You’ll be making mortises in minutes with your hand-held router and this easy-to-build jig.
A hand-held plunge router can be a great tool for cutting mortises. The key to precise results is guiding the router accurately so the sides of the mortise end up perfectly smooth, straight, and parallel to the faces of the workpiece. This mortising jig is the way to go. Clamping the workpiece in place only takes a second. Then, it’s a simple task to adjust the table and stops to locate the mortise on the workpiece. Once everything is locked in place, you can knock out identical mortises quickly, easily, and accurately. As you can see in the photo, the result speaks for itself.
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- Preview designer drawings +$6.00
What You Get:
- 7 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 25 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes instructions for cutting accurate mortises
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, 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.