In August 2004 #142, Popular Woodworking Magazine Article Index

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This extra-long mortising fence helps you cut “blind” joints in your work.
By Nick Engler
Pages: 30-31

Cabinets and furniture often have “blind” joints − dados, grooves or rabbets that are stopped at one end so you can’t see the joint on the outside of the case. Sometimes these joints are “double-blind,” meaning they are stopped at both ends. A mortise is a perfect example of a double-blind dado or groove.

The key to cutting a blind joint accurately is to stop the cut precisely at the right point. To make a double-blind joint, you also must start the cut precisely.

That’s where a mortising fence comes in handy. This is a long fence that can be clamped to your table saw, router table, drill press or mortiser. It has two stops − one to start the cut and the other to stop it.

From the August 2004 issue #142
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