Shop Jig There Is Still Hope For Those Of Us Who Don T Have A Commercial Jig For Cutting A Mortise And Tenon Joint
Shop jig there is still hope for those of us who don t have a commercial jig for cutting a mortise and tenon joint is post about Magazine bookmarked by marcus with ID 12410021882 was uploaded on 24-03-2019 and has been viewed 363,575 times.
Reversible Mortise Jig Photos by Dan Barrett; Illustration by James Provost List of MaterialsEither plywood or MDF ½' x 8' x 15'Pine 1 ½' x 3 ½' x 12' aprrox.(height and length can change but not thickness)Plywood ¾' x 6' x 6'Two plywood battens ¾' x 1' x 12'One plywood batten ¾' x 1 5/8' x 12'There are countless different ways to cut a mortise.
You can cut them by hand, using only chisels (my preferred method), you can drill out the mortise and then clean it up with chisels, and of course you can cut them out using a router.Once this shop-made jig is set up, this method is very quick and repeatable.
Having used routers for everything imaginable, and some things unimaginable, I would recommend keeping it simple.The more complicated you make something, the greater the potential is for failure.This jig is suitable for making a connection between a leg and an apron on a table or simple chair.
The jig is reversible, which makes it possible to cut on the left and right sides of a leg.I prefer to use either ½" plywood or MDF for the deck of the jig.Either material is strong and thick...