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I don't know guys. Nothing against the idea, but it seems like an awful lot of trouble just to put a long hole in some wood. I think I'll stick with holding the wood with my hand against a fence.
If nothing else, it's a lot faster getting the job done.
I am hoping for a far more repeatable mortise when making a lot of them.

It should make it far easier to center the mortis and handle the stock. My old fence and hold down was always frustrating and a pain to get right.

I am still looking at how to make some stops for the vise for some of my more frequent mortis sizes and positions.
 

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Pretty much done. Took the chuck access door with me for paint matching.

Two coats of paint.

Have not used it yet. Will get a chance tomorrow or the next day. I have a bunch of face frames to do. I am looking forward to using it. It is so smooth, sits higher, and seems far more stable than before.

Enjoy the photos!

Thanks Michael.
 

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Another well done job! Nice work brad. It's good to see a "leftie's" version as well.
Thanks for the kind words Deb.

This project was out of pure selfishness on my part. It looks like it will make my life easier when it comes to mortising and that was the driving force behind the build.

I look forward to breaking her in this week!
 

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Nice job Brad :)

May I ask a question, why didn't you put it all the way to one side so you could swing it out to do the long boards :)

Floating tetons work very well if you have a way to put the slots in the ends..:)

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Pretty much done. Took the chuck access door with me for paint matching.

Two coats of paint.

Have not used it yet. Will get a chance tomorrow or the next day. I have a bunch of face frames to do. I am looking forward to using it. It is so smooth, sits higher, and seems far more stable than before.

Enjoy the photos!

Thanks Michael.
 

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Nice job Brad :)

May I ask a question, why didn't you put it all the way to one side so you could swing it out to do the long boards :)

Floating tetons work very well if you have a way to put the slots in the ends..:)

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:no:Then I would not have any reason to use my hand chisels!!!!:moil:
 

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Cross Slide Vise Mortiser Table

Brad,

Great job! That's a nice looking mortiser table. I'm sure that you'll like it as much as I like mine. Shop life is just a little easier with it.
Let us know how you like using it and any ideas/modifications you find that might make it even better.
As I said in a previous post, I plan to add left/right side supports for larger workpieces. When I get something put together, I'll post some pics.
Once again, excellent work.
 

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Hi Brad

It will do the small stuff as well ( 1/4" and 3/8" thick stock )
plus the bigger stock as well...I do like to use it on 1/2" wide MDF stock,,it will put the teton right on the end of the MDF stock that's always hard to hook up..

I have started to use a lot of the FLEX stock and it works great on the plastic stock..with the dowel pins to lock the joints.


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Nice jig! I will have to remember where I saw it if or when I ever need to mortis the end of several large pieces of lumber.
 

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