June 26, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Mini Mortising Jig for LOOSE TENON Joinery! No Domino required! You can even use your trim router!

3 min read

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Get the plans here – https://www.3x3custom.com/store/mini-mortising-jig-plans

For more details, check out the full written article – https://www.3x3custom.com/tutorials/mini-mortising-jig-for-loose-tenon-joinery

Router Edge Guide video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QU7qVm7tQ

As mentioned in the video, I did not come up with the final design for this jig, Mike from TayTools did! If you like the jig and want to support his awesome idea, consider purchasing the parts through his website below!
*links below are affiliate links

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PARTS FOR THE JIG

Dovetail Track Nuts:
Microjig MATCHFIT™ Dovetail Nut Track Hardware (4-Pack)

Dovetail Track Hardware with Knobs:
Microjig MATCHFIT™ 1.5" Dovetail Track Hardware (4-Pack)

12" Threaded Rod:
10-32 x 12" Long Threaded Rod

Thread Locker:
Bob Smith Industries IC-LOC™ Red Thread Locker CA Glue .34 oz

1" Long 1/4-20 Flat Head Machine Screws:
https://amzn.to/3vEvnEo

1/4-20 Knobs:
1/4-20 Tri-Lobe Thumb Nuts / Knobs Female Thread with Through Hole

Dovetail Clamps:
Microjig DVC-538K2 Matchfit Dovetail Clamps Set of 2

Threaded Inserts (for optional attachment):
E-Z Knife Solid Brass Threaded Inserts

Knobs with Stud (for optional attachment):
Lot 10 each 2" Star Knobs Male Threads 2" Threaded Stud

More Affordable Knobs with Studs:
Rosette Thumbscrew Knobs with 1/4-20 Threads 1-1/2" Long Alloy Steel Stud

TO USE THE JIG

Trim Router:
https://amzn.to/3qTkhry

Guide Bushing Adapter:
https://amzn.to/30Sw6DK

Short Shank 5/8 Guide Bushing (The short shank is key here…):
https://amzn.to/30XHm1y

Metric Upcut Spiral Router Bits:
Metric M2 High Speed Steel (HSS) Upcut Two Flute Spiral Router Bits

Pre-made Loose Tenons:
https://lddy.no/w05x

Imperial Upcut Bits if you want to make your own Loose Tenons:
Solid Carbide Upcut Two Flute Spiral Router Bits

Brass Set Up Bars:
5 Piece Solid Brass Set Up Bar Gauge Block Set

TO MAKE THE JIG

Dovetail Bit from Microjig:
Microjig MB-050-0514 Matchfit Clamp 1/2" Diameter 14 Degree Router Bit

Middle of the Road Dovetail Bit (1/4" Shank):
CMT Dovetail Router Bits Carbide Tipped

Most Affordable Dovetail Bit:
1/2" Carbide Tipped Dovetail Router Bit 14 Degree

Awesome Brad Point Bits:
Fisch Imperial Brad Point Drill Bits Chrome Vandium Steel Double Flute-Individual Bits

Countersink Bit (seriously the best one I have ever used):
Viking Drill Single Flute Pilotless Chatterproof Deburring Countersink Tool 3/16"-17/32'

Marking Knife:
Mikov Thin Blade Dual Bevel Marking Knife 0.060" Thick Blade with Finger Indents Rosewood Handle

Wheel Marking Guage:
Solid Brass Easy Read Wheel Marking Cutting Gauge with 2 Extra Cutters

Calipers:
Absolute Digital Caliper 6" (150mm)

Center Finding Ruler:
iGaging 4R Bevel Center Finding Rulers

Push Blocks:
https://amzn.to/3qpWNv2

Chisels:
https://bit.ly/WoodriverChisels

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0:00 Intro
0:55 What is a Guide Bushing?
2:07 Making the Platform PART 1
5:38 Making the Fence
7:53 Making the Platform PART 2
9:49 Final Steps on the Fence
11:10 Thanks Hello Fresh!
12:51 Optional Attachment
13:33 Ready to Assemble!
14:14 Setting the OFFSET
15:58 Setting the WIDTH
18:29 Setting the DEPTH
19:35 How to use it!
23:51 Outro

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