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Ideas – mortise jig

After posting about the mortise jig there were a couple of great comments. In particular the caution about ensuring that the jig is square to the board being mortised. This can be a frequent problem if your vise does not close evenly.

Posting the picture you can quickly see what can happen and imagine the effect. 

In the comments Matt quickly pointed out the potential problem. Here’s a solution I tried over the weekend that worked extremely well. The picture shows the clamps used in my moxon vise, but I also put it to work in my regular vise.


Along with this solution I also will take a close look at my bench vise and see if I can make some adjustments.

Thanks for all the comments!

Categories: Techniques, Tools
  1. June 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Hey, I like that solution a lot! I’ll have to try that next time I use the mortising jig. It may not work on mortises that can’t be reached with the hand-screw clamps (like in the middle of a long workpiece), but for the majority it should work fine.

  2. June 25, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    There you go!

  1. October 2, 2016 at 8:33 pm

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