Video: Mortising with a Router
Learn how to cut a clean, accurate mortise in under 60 seconds
There are plenty of ways to cut a traditional mortise: mortising machines make it simple, and for those with sharp tools and plenty of practice, a mortising chisel and mallet will certainly get the job done. When woodworker Gregory Paolini needs to cut a mortise however, he turns to his trusty router and an edge guide. Paolini boasts that he can cut a perfect mortise in well under a minute. In this short video, he demonstrates his technique, step-by-step.
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