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Getting the most out of your Shopsmith Joint-Matic #1: The Criminally Overlooked Joinery Machine You Probably Never Heard Of

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Blog entry by MyGrowthRings posted 09-02-2021 03:54 PM 595 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The “Joint-Matic” was a stand-alone router-based tool that was produced by Shopsmith in the 90’s. It was a reimagining of an earlier, expensive, and frankly overbuilt tool known as the Strong Tool Designs “Joint-Matic”, and in my opinion was criminally overlooked by non-Shopsmith woodworkers who assumed that it must be a toy. Boy, were they wrong.

The video linked below is the first of a short series of videos on this versatile tool and there’s lots more to come, including how to use it to make a complete raised panel door. Is it as versatile as Matthias Wandel’s Pantorouter? Nope. But then again you don’t have to build it or pay $1000+ for it!

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/hnGVQXQrMaA

I also wrote about this tool some time back on one of my blogs: http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot.com/2007/05/shopsmith-joint-matic.html

-- http://www.MyGrowthRings.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MyGrowthRings



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woodshopnerdery

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#1 posted 09-02-2021 06:30 PM

Impressive performance! Nice to see some of the tools I use finally getting some love from YouTube!

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpv7V4-rLhWrKAFMCHgsOg

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#2 posted 09-03-2021 06:57 PM



Impressive performance! Nice to see some of the tools I use finally getting some love from YouTube!

- woodshopnerdery


I’m sure it has a lot to do with the awful thumbnail! Hopefully some of those folks stuck around for the video. Scott

-- http://www.MyGrowthRings.com and http://www.Youtube.com/MyGrowthRings

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