Choosing A Morticer for Making Hardwood Windows and Doors


Postby Wind Gatherer » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:55 am

Seasons Greetings.

I want to make replacement hardwood doors and windows for my house.
What type of morticer should I be looking at? Bench mounted, floor standing, specification?
2nd hand worth a look? If buying 2nd hand any faults to look out for?
Also any advice on chisels?
Thanks.
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:54 am

Hi, firstly good luck with your project, It's great to hear about people embarking on projects like this!

This is the first morticer we ever used. It's low priced but solid ad reliable with no shake so each cut is clean and crisp http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... ticer.html

As far as chiseld are concerned our opinion is that they dont come much better than the Irwin Marples range so take a look at these

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... -32mm.html

These are as good as it gets but a little pricey. A step down, but with no real noticable drop in quality of cut is this range which is on a special offer at the moment with two free chisels also http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... -free.html

You will be using them a lot so sharpening the chisels is a consideration. We have just started working with a guy who makes the G-Sharp diamond sharpener here http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/DIY-superst ... pener.html

Take a look at the video, it's a great bit of kit and keeps the chisels really sharp very quickly with no oil-stone skills required.

Good luck with the project and please do send us some photos and let us know how you get on with it, and the tools if you buy any.
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