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Quick Hinge Mortise Jig

By: Erich Lage
A Simple way to cut Mortises accurately at the Table Saw

5 11 01 Cutting mortises for hinges is something I usually do with my handheld router and a chisel. But when I needed to quickly cut mortises on the edge of some doors, I built the adjustable jig for the table saw that you see above. 5 11 03 Miter Gauge Extension. The jig is a plywood miter gauge fence with a T-track recessed in it. A pair of stop blocks that ride in the T-track set the start and stop positions of the mortises. By using a rip blade in the table saw, I can make a cut with the workpiece against each stop, then nibble away the waste in between. 5 11 05 Then, I flip the workpiece around to cut the second hinge location.

Published: May 11, 2023
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