The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Forest Products Industry Insurance

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions


Council Tool

Baker Products



Author Topic: Mortise chisel drift solution  (Read 455 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Just Me

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 692
  • Location: Upper-lower Michigan=Troll
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Mortise chisel drift solution
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:41:26 AM »

Mortice chisel drift solution

    I am building some furniture out of highly figured wood with grain running on an angle and had a lot of 1/4" mortises to do with the mortising machine. I had a problem with the chisel wanting to bend and follow the grain so I came up with a solution that I thought some of you may be able to use.

    I took some of the stock of the same thickness and cut a 1/4" slot in the center 7/16 deep, then ripped that stock with the groove to 3/4". I laid that on top of the piece to be mortised, taped it in place on the clamp side so not to mess with center, transferred the marks up to this scrap piece and clamped the whole thing in the machine.

    By starting out the mortise with the chisel riding in the slot the mortise stayed straight and did not wander with the grain any longer. I had three mortise sizes so I made one for each size and just moved it from piece to piece, taping it where I needed the mortise.

    Worked for me............

The other Larry

Offline woodworker9

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 431
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Northern Illinois
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Elite Concrete Raising Co.
Re: Mortise chisel drift solution
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 03:56:32 PM »
Glad it's working for you
03' LT40HD25 Kohler hydraulic w/ accuset
MS 441, MS 290, New Holland L185

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 26548
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
Re: Mortise chisel drift solution
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 04:38:45 PM »
Just Me,

What a great tip. 
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5640SU, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.

Offline 21incher

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2243
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Marion, NY
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Mortise chisel drift solution
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 06:54:15 PM »
That sounds like a great idea, I may try and make some. Thanks for sharing. :)
Hudson HFE-21 on a custom trailer, Deere 4100, Kubota BX 2360, Echo CS590 & CS310, home built wood splitter, home built log arch, and a logrite cant hook.

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Square chisel vs regular chisel chains

Started by husky2100 on Chainsaws

4 Replies
Last post August 13, 2014, 07:54:01 PM
by husky2100
Best Chains Chisel/ Semi-Chisel

Started by cuttingedge on Chainsaws

54 Replies
Last post November 12, 2013, 12:06:18 PM
by Al_Smith
Drift wood?

Started by beerguy on Sawmills and Milling

11 Replies
Last post November 15, 2004, 02:45:42 AM
by Fla._Deadheader
My Daughter's in a drift.

Started by Jeff on General Board

15 Replies
Last post February 26, 2014, 09:05:34 PM
by OneWithWood

Powered by EzPortal