Mortising long stock, such as furniture legs, on a small metal mortising table can be dicey at best. The stock doesn’t want to lie flat, and trying to precisely match mortise start and-stop locations from piece to piece by “eyeballing” is nearly impossible. To solve these problems, build this table and a pair of flip stops. The stops provide repeatable start and stop locations to ensure all mortises cut with the two-stop setup will be identical.
Featured in the May 2012 issue of WOOD.
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