Power-tool Joinery: Template Mortising

Your plunge router and a simple guide enable you to cut a mortise anywhere.
By Bill Hylton
Pages: 99-101

From the October 2005 issue #150
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Template mortising is an excellent technique  for all sorts of special mortising challenges. It works for everyday mortising applications as well, but most of us already have an established setup for making door frames, leg-and-apron constructions, and the like. Where I use templates for mortising is any application that can’t easily or accurately be done with a hollow-chisel mortiser or my setup that uses a plunge router, edge guide and mortising block combination (see “Router-made Mortises & Tenons,” October 2004).

From the October 2005 issue #150
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