Making a Handheld Mortiser




I’ve finally finished the build video for the homemade handheld mortiser. It’s been a lot of hard work – hopefully you guys enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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27 thoughts on “Making a Handheld Mortiser”

  1. Have been watching this vid a couple of times and I love your approach to the hole build, I have one question though… If you remove the router and then put it back again will it needs to be aligned again ?
    Thank you Pask and a Happy New Creative year to you and yours… Greetings from Cyprus ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Brilliant build. I enjoyed watching the project, but I couldn't help thinking, '"This man needs and C-N-C machine". ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Watch out Festool. In as little as a day, a unit can be constructed that does everything yours does, for several hundred dollars less. Absolutely amazing. Hope Stumpy Nubs sees this, he will love it as well.

  4. I came here from the Ragโ€™nโ€™Bone Brown video where he builds one also. I like your dust collection, simple and effective.

  5. Pask, just found your channel and really appreciate your workmanship and creativity!

    Question on using this tool (and this is no doubt splitting a fine hair): Is there some particular advantage to moving it left and right as you plunge it in? At first glance, it would seem like a simpler approach would be to rotate the tool to one side, plunge it all the way in, pivot the tool and then pull it out. Have you experienced or would you expect any problems with that approach?

  6. hmm, some precision ground drill rod would be good for the guide bars, and maybe some inexpensive linear bearings to with them.

  7. Love watching your videos Pask! You're always very thorough, insightful and add a personal touch. Thank you for sharing that knowledge ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Great to see you problem solving and keeping your errors on show. The method for making sure there is no play in the carriage was great work, very useful in many places not just this build. If you can't drill the holes precisely enough in a project there are other ways to make things work, thanks for teaching us one of them.

  9. 5/22/2019 USA Grandpa Bill: Pask, I deeply appreciate this video and your creation. I'm going to be making a mortiser from this real soon in my own little shop. I admire your facility of the mind. I was born with the gift of words and you were born with the gift of mechanical mind which I would like to have. I delight in seeing what stuff you come up with. Across the world, there are several people on the YouTube platform who have such facility of the mind. Whether in Ukraine, Bulgaria, or some obscure tropical village with a camera, men and women make with the materials and tools at hand. In the USA we have some clever people too, but there is something raw about your work that brings a crisp edge to the knowledge and delight in the blend of primitive and sophisticated. I think I would come to you first if I needed to design and build something. You could take a paper clip and build a fountain pen.

  10. 2 Choices to get a domino mortiser: 1. you have a lot of time and skills and build one like you, or: 2. you take an awfull lot of money and buy a festool domino. And, in in both cases, do you need one? But as allways, good work!

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