Router Mortising Machine
You can be creating precision mortises in no time using your router’s motor and this handy shop-built machine.
Complexity is the big obstacle to most shop-built mortising machine plans. This design has a “keep-it-simple” philosophy. It’s mostly built from plywood parts that are glued and screwed together. The moving components — the router carriage and sliding table — operate with heavy-duty, full-extension drawer slides. A no-nonsense stop system and a commercial toggle clamp make cutting identical mortises a snap. Common T-nuts and studded knobs round out the hardware list. This mortising machine uses a medium-sized router motor as the power source. I find that a variable speed router gives you more versatility. But even with a single-speed router, this machine will make creating accurate mortises a quick and easy process.
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What You Get:
- 15 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 60 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes tips for setting up and cutting perfect mortises
- Cutting diagram. Materials list. Project sources
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.