on one side of second: Turn workpiece mortise end-for-end and rout other side
How-To: Rout Stopped Mortises_
Router Table Setup. Set the fence 7 Vs" from the bit. Then use a square aligned with the cutting edges of the bit to mark start and stop marks on the fence.
Layout ends of mortise on outside face on one side of second: Turn workpiece mortise end-for-end and rout other side straight bit
Plunge Rout. Mark the mortise location on the opposite face of the work-piece. Align the mark as shown and plunge the workpiece. Rout until the opposite mark reaches the stop mark on the fence.
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