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Mortising Bits
Posted by: Chad St.Amand (---.bchsia.telus.net)
Date: March 06, 2019 01:40AM

Hi All,

I am looking for a mortising bit for use of the custom insert i make? I want to do some fly reel inserts for some lighter action rods. Thank you for any information and pointing me in the right direction.


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Re: Mortising Bits
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 06, 2019 11:23AM

Do you mean a Forstner bit? If so, they are available at most hardware stores.

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Re: Mortising Bits
Posted by: Ron Weber (---.tc.ph.cox.net)
Date: March 06, 2019 11:36AM

He is most likely referring to mortising the insert, not the recess for a hidden hood

Ron Weber

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Re: Mortising Bits
Posted by: Jay McKnight (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: March 06, 2019 12:51PM

I believe you're looking for a fingernail bit for your router? If so, I purchase mine on-line through woodworking stores such as Rockler, MLCS and Woodcraft. They're usually around the $20 range, give or take a few bucks. Make sure you order the correct size radius and go with a 1/2" shank so long as your router has a 1/2" collett.

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Re: Mortising Bits
Posted by: Jacob Nebeker (---.sub-174-222-14.myvzw.com)
Date: March 08, 2019 12:45AM

Sorry if I'm not allowed to do this.

I would check out grizzly.com they have all kinds of tooling for wood and metal lathes. From furniture makers to gunsmithing.

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