What makes this mortising machine so fantastic is the fact that it can create perfect mortises quickly and easily. The way it works is simple. The workpiece is clamped to a sliding table, and the router is mounted to a carriage that travels on a pair of drawer slides. By pulling the lever arm forward, the router bit is plunged into the workpiece. Then you just slide the table back and forth to rout the mortise.
Here is a project to help you keep it all together. This cordless tool storage cabinet is the perfect solution for keeping your cordless tools, chargers, and accessories organized and ready to go. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
… I dug out an old compass saw blade that had the right taper and put a scraping edge on its backside while Richard turned a hardwood stock to the same taper. Between us, it took about 1-1/2 hours. I still use this tapered reamer tool. The price is right, the effort minimal, and you can make a reamer of whatever length, bore, and taper you need.