All the cutting action will be concealed. The joints are rounded when using a router but they are just as strong as squared off mortises and tenons.
Your router table is one of the quickest and most foolproof ways to cut mortises.
How to cut mortise and tenon with router. Align the fence so the center of the board lines up with the center of the bit. Use a chisel to square the ends if necessary. You now have a tenon profile matching the mortise.
Start at one end of the mortise and keeping the guide block pressed against the work piece slide the router to the other end of the mortise. Glen huey teaches the simple steps to create a mortise and tenon joint using a router. There are many ways to make a mortise and tenon and in this video i show you how to use just your router table and a few everyday bits to accomplish this tas.
The right line is your stop line. Transfer both edges of the bit onto the fence. For more information on joinery visit.
All the cutting action will be concealed. Clamp the work piece in place and make the plunge cut. Make one pass about halfway through the mortise then plunge all the way on a second pass.
He shows you the best way to expertly lay out the dimensions and make the proper cuts. The first step is to lay out the mortise shape on your workpiece. Using a scrap the same thickness make a cut to check that the cut is exactly center of the board.
The hole needs to be precisely center of the board edge. Set the height of the spiral upcut bit to 9 16 to accept a 1 2 long tenon. First thing to do is set the depth and starting height for the mortise.
Milling a mortise on your router table is essentially a blind operation because you ll cut the mortise by plunging the wood down into the bit. There are lots of ways to cut a mortise. Slide a square piece of scrap against the flutes of the router bit.
Set the plunge depth on the router to cut the mortise to correct depth. Cut the mortise with a plunge router. Extend the layout lines around to one side and onto the closest end of the board.
Mortise and tenon joints are usually cut on a table saw but they can be made using a router as well. Milling a mortise on your router table is essentially a blind operation because you ll cut the mortise by plunging the wood down into the bit. The first step is to lay out the mortise shape on your workpiece.
I glue on a flat board 2 or more stock dowel pieces and cut them in half on table saw segment the half round dowel stock into 2 pieces. The left line is your start line. With router cut mortise and cut tenon on table saw and glue the half rounds onto the tenons and trim as needed.
George vondriska teaches you how to use your handheld plunge router or router table to cut perfect mortise and tenon joinery for your woodworking projects. Position the fence to locate the mortise on the workpiece.