Woodworking Tips: Routers – Making Mortises Using a Plunge Router

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Woodworking Tips: Routers - Making Mortises Using a Plunge Router

Woodworking Tips: Routers – George Vondriska shows you how to set up and correctly position a plunge router on the wood to cut a perfect mortise. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • mikante
    May 9, 2016

    great and simple video for everyone.
    Thank you!

  • Ralph Connell
    May 9, 2016

    Good stuff. Like the marking of the router base as a guide…..simple but very effective. Thanks.

  • Betts Boy
    May 9, 2016

    Great tip on marking the router edge to see instead of the mortise edge im a newbie with all this but ill use that tip.Thanks

  • TheRacerRich
    May 10, 2016

    But how do you round off the tenon??? This is the part I can't find described anywhere.

    May 10, 2016

    Do you have a video showing
    How to cut a square in a table routing the end to fit a glass in it?

  • Airborne
    May 10, 2016

    Was this recorded before or after the second world war?

    — Joking. Very informative

  • Ernie Zamora
    May 10, 2016

    I got a question on the collar chance…if I have a ryobi 1/4 can I replace it to 1/2 collar

    May 10, 2016

    you need to get a camera with a clearer lense

  • Lil Doggy
    May 10, 2016

    Patrick is disapointed

  • Drew H.
    May 10, 2016

    Great video! The marking the edges of the router is genius.

  • Michael Rhoads
    May 10, 2016

    You could also use a similar technique but make a jig that uses a template guide for your mortise and a flush cut bit for the tenon.
    Use a stop block and you'll have perfect line up every time

  • Ed Macfarlane
    May 10, 2016

    These videos may be getting old but they are still very relevant and informative. Thanks for making these helped me a lot.

  • dan watkins
    May 10, 2016

    Excellent. Thanks for the tip.

  • ii sour
    May 10, 2016

    I'm 13 and I'm getting good at this wood stuff making logos and big projects I started making a plack and this is cool I might make a few for Christmas gifts! Thanks good vid how much do they cost by chance 

  • Arturo Sánchez
    May 10, 2016

    And you don't show how you actually DO IT…awsome.

  • Pedro Servia
    May 10, 2016

    Well Explained !!! 

  • Yevgen6R
    May 10, 2016

    Thank you for the lesson!

  • TheJimsock
    May 10, 2016

    Nyce……very well explained.  Clear, concise and no BS.

  • whoflungdung74
    May 10, 2016

    I'm not a Woodworker by trade, but I do love building stud walls etc and working with wood when I have got the time, and therefore love watching your videos' on here. You Sir are a man I would love to work with/for if I had the chance. Great Videos'

  • Mary Lynn Blake
    May 10, 2016

    thanks! Very useful