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I I’m making a headboard that requires multiple mortise and tenon joints on different thicknesses of wood. I am adjusting my mortises and seeing the stop line that was drawn for the mortise was a challenge at times. I wanted a stop block that was easy to use and versatile enough to be used on all various thicknesses.
I used some scrap maple from the headboard and drilled a hole in the top piece, then cut a slit with a spiral saw. I aligned the fixed vertical piece with the edge of the top piece and unscrewed two screws. I then drilled a pilot hole in the movable vertical piece, inserted a round head screw with a washer through the slot and screwed it into the pilot hole freely enough to allow the piece to move freely.
I also placed adhesive-backed sandpaper inside each vertical piece to hold it in place with a quick clamp. -Bill Giesy
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