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I don't make many mortises and I just used my chisels every time. After reading former posts here, JessEm ZipSlot mortise mill looks cool, but I really don't have budget to buy a new tool for mortises.

Now I am building my first router table. I did see people use table router to make mortise in a video from New Yankee Workshop Online.

Is this a practical way to make mortise? what are the potential problems? Thanks.
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Hi Will

" practical way to make mortise?" = Yes,,,you can make the jig below for peanuts, with some scrap stock you have around the shop, it will do both types (floating and the standard way ) by taking off some bearings you have on some of your bits and a bit of 1/4" thick MDF or some plastic stock for the base plate you will have a good setup.

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I don't make many mortises and I just used my chisels every time. After reading former posts here, JessEm ZipSlot mortise mill looks cool, but I really don't have budget to buy a new tool for mortises.

Now I am building my first router table. I did see people use table router to make mortise in a video from New Yankee Workshop Online.

Is this a practical way to make mortise? what are the potential problems? Thanks.



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In my view, the router table is not the place to make mortices.
Some mortices, open ended e.g., are of less risk but at some risk nonetheless.
The nature of using a stationary router for morticing assumes straight stock, square and flat. Moreover, the fence and table surface must be equally flat and defect free.
If your QC is <100%, you may feed a cork-screwed stick into the cutter at any time.

Now this is for open ended cuts. As the cut proceeds the work may self feed as it "finds" itself along the fence. Anything unexpected like that can put your hands in the proximity of the cutter spontaneously and eat you up. So you can have problems with 1/2-blind mortices.

Now whence cutting a blind mortice your risk has doubled. You can't see the cutter and in the event of a self feed the work is torn from your hands and the cutter has a field-day. Neither scenario is worth a minute in the ER. Better you concentrate on building fixtures for hand routig mortices with a plunge router.
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" practical way to make mortise?" = Yes
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Bob, are you sure you meant to say this about making mortises on the router table ?
In other threads you say the complete opposite.

Router hand held with a jig is the most practical safe way to do mortises.
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Hi gav

Router table ???? I said the plunge router way is the best see link.

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Bob, are you sure you meant to say this about making mortises on the router table ?
In other threads you say the complete opposite.

Router hand held with a jig is the most practical safe way to do mortises.



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