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Archiver 08-21-2009 07:39 AM

Deep Mortises - Mike Goetzke
Anyone use EZ (power bench, SRK..etc.) to mill deep mortises? I'm almost ready to start an entrance door project and need to make 2"+ mortises in the stiles.



Archiver 08-21-2009 07:42 AM

Dino Makropoulos
Hi Mike.

If you have the right bit (upcut) the rest is... easy?

SRK, Limit stops and a plunge router.
I try it before and it was very easy to do.
Here is a link.

You can even make it ezier with this.


Archiver 08-21-2009 07:44 AM

Mike Goetzke
Thanks for the links Dino - I found the first but not the second. I'll just have to come up with a way to hold a hunk of 8/4 x 5" x 82" white oak under that table w/o it falling over.

I think the only EZ tool I don't have yet is the SRK stops. Looks like I need to do some shopping.


Archiver 08-21-2009 07:45 AM

Dino Makropoulos
Let me raise the prices first. :rolleyes:

With the EZ System, as you know, it's all about material support.

good luck.

Archiver 08-21-2009 07:47 AM

Dino Makropoulos
I'll just have to come up with a way to hold a hunk of 8/4 x 5" x 82" white oak under that table w/o it falling over.

Mike. Take a look at the pictures again.

Archiver 08-21-2009 07:48 AM

Mike Goetzke
Ahh, I see you made several grooves to put the rail in so it can be adjusted up/down.

Archiver 08-21-2009 07:49 AM

Dino Makropoulos
In your case (80" long) 2 small rails in vertical position?
You can use one track for a stop and the other for clamping the wood.
Or... transform your smart clamps into limit stop/clamp.

Burt may jump in with some pictures.
Joe made few similar setups.

Have fun with TheSecretTool.

Always looking for a new name....:rolleyes:

Archiver 08-21-2009 07:50 AM

Burt Waddell
It looks like you are on the right track with the photos that Dino shared. If practical, I'd rather stay with the horizontal rail and remove the end stud on the clamps. That way the board can rest directly on the stud in the clamps and should have good, solid, direct support. That larger board may be a lot of weight to hold with veritical rails unless you use more than 2.


Archiver 08-21-2009 07:51 AM

Joseph N. Myers

Attached are a couple of pictures of a bench I build some 3-1/2 years ago ... and still in use! The number of dadoes allows for lots of different width boards to be worked on.

Regards, Joe

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