I got a glimpse of a shop made tool recently. I think, but am
definitely not sure, that it's called a slot mortiser. I have a bench
top hollow chisel mortiser -- this tool is not that.
Let me describe it.
The guy built a waist high table. Mounted a motor under it which
drives a pulley which drive and axle which has a drill chuck in it.
The drill chuck had a long bit in it -- I've been told it's an arbor
bit which cuts in _and_
Now along side the table were some bars whch ran vertically and
horizonally in both x and y. A small platform was somehow mounted in
the bars. The platform holds the wood to be mortised. The table goes
into the drill and then slides left right with respect to the bit.
I DAGS and found a router based device at
(http://www.woodcentral.com/shots/shot390.shtml ) but it doesn't look
I will be able to view it next Tuesday night but my curiousity is
killing me. I hope one of you might be able to help before next