Help please - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default Help please

As i am a bit of a novice i need some help please, can someone point me too some free plans to make a "simple" jig for making tenon and mortise's, my first project requires this joint to be used quite a bit and a jig would be brilliant, unfortuanatly I can't afford the shop bought ones costing several hundreds of 's and to be honest i'm not sure how some companies justify their jig prices, anyway i need a simple jig to cut mortise and tenons, mainly in 3" x 2" timber that isn't to difficult to make and use or maybe someone knows a cheapish one to buy say under 50 ?
thank you
Tazkb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 12:24 AM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

Keith, We can help you build a simple jig to use with your plunge router. You will need a square, 1" guide bushing and a 1/2 or 3/4" wood chisel. What you will be making is a jig like the one shown in this thread: http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...tml#post243480
What brand/model is your router? Do you have a router table?

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default

Thanks Mike
looking at the jig in the thread i'm not sure how that will cut tenon's ?
the router is a Erbauer 2100w 1/2in job which my wife bought me for my 50th birthday, however she also bought me a 30 piece kit of cutters which are 1/4" not her fault she didn't realise, still i have a 1/4" collet etc so they can still be used, I do have a router table mike but it's still in the box after 2 years I am looking for a cheap router to fix into the router table on a permenant basis. my workshop isn't very big and at the moment is being transformed, with an 8' x 8' extention and some new tools so i can start making some stuff (well thats the idea ) i'm partly disabled as well mike so limited to what i can do, (nothing to physicaly demanding) although normaly turn my hands to most things quite well. If i had the money I would just buy the trend tenon and mortice jig but at 200 + UK I can't justify that kind of money, however I do need to be able to cut tenons and mortices, I did think about a tenon jig for my table saw but the thing about using the router is you can do everything with one tool which appeals to me.
thanks
Keith
Tazkb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

Keith, the jig will handle the job. Your router came with a 30 mm guide bushing and you will build your jig with 30 mm between the bars. With a 1" plunge cutting bit all you will need to do is square up the corners of your mortise with a chisel. Clamping your jig across the work piece will let you make perfectly square cuts on the tenons. I will be building this jig on Saturday and will take a couple photos showing how to use it for your project.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default

thanks Mike thats very kind of you
much appreciated
Tazkb is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default

sorry iv'e been away for a week on holliday in Scotland
have you had chance to sort the pictures and instructions out yet please Mike ?
thanks
Keith
Tazkb is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 11:34 AM
Registered User
 
derek willis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Derek
Posts: 988
 
Default

Keith,
Look in my downloads, pages 6, 7 + here you will find a simple way to cut the two joints.



A friend is a good egg even if they are slightly cracked!

Derek
derek willis is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default

ohh ok Derek will do
Tazkb is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default

I am experimenting with various designs for new base plates at the moment
Tazkb is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Keith
Posts: 60
 
Default

Don't know why they don't make the guide bushing size universal to all routers, mine are 90mm dia ?
Tazkb is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome