I would not try to create the cavity for the mortise lock with a
router. If you are going to attempt it without the proper
(expensive) tool, you can do it the old fashioned way. Drill
multiple holes to the proper depth with an auger or a paddle bit.
Use an appropriate and sharp chisel to remove the webs to create
the mortise. The router with template would be a good method to
establish the case rim and scalp plate mortise.
The proper tool is here:
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
On 20 Nov 2005 14:01:19 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've never seen one.
Check around and see if any of the rental places have a mortiser that
you can rent. Also, check with either the place where you bought the
door (if it's a new door) or the place where you bought your lock to
see if they have a source for a mortiser. They may also be able to
prep the door for you.
The mortise can be cut with a drill and bits but it does take a little
experience (with a drill) and even more patience.
What a silly question to ask of a group like this. "Do I need a morticing
machine?". Well of course - any new encounter requires a new machine to do
I have in the past though, mortised more than a couple of these with a
simple chisel and hammer. It's not as bad of a job as you might at first
What a silly question to ask of a group like this. "Do I need a
machine?". Well of course - any new encounter requires a new machine
it properly. ..................................................
why is that a silly question?
ok I thought you were serious.
I found this http://www.knighton-tools.co.uk/acatalog/Lock_Jig.html
I wonder what kind of router would i need to use this I have a small
router with a 6mm collet.
any reccomendations on a good router?
the locks i wil be fiting have a 2 1/2 inch deep body.
Luigi Zanasi wrote:
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