JMPv2 Joint Maker Pro hand made edition?

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Forum topic by Johnalan Thomas posted 03-30-2018 12:56 PM 1201 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Johnalan Thomas

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03-30-2018 12:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question joining tool

Hey, I don’t know if you have seen it, if not ill post a link.

Being a hand tools type woodworker, I can see this being very useful. But for that price, it’s not so cool anymore.
That being said, it looks fairly simple. I mean people make drum sanders out of wood, sure this could be redesigned to be made out of wood.

That being said I have no experience in building machines/mechanical ability(I build furniture not cars for a reason). Can someone give me a place to start on where to even begin to build this? (besides sketchup)

Any ideas, comments, etc would be appreciated. Thanks

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 03-30-2018 01:45 PM

This appears to be nothing more than a glorified miter box. I would suggest one give the old handsaw some more practice and same the $1600. BUT … with that said … looks easy enough to build. BUT … I’d bet once built, you’d never really use it! Just learn to cut square.

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 02:31 PM

Cue the “is it cheating” debate. If you’re going to claim your work is hand cut, using this is even more questionable than using the David Barron dovetail guides which many believe is cheating.

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#3 posted 10-15-2021 07:35 PM

Seems to me you find one of those old $50 craigslist table saws, make a crosscut sled, buy a $35 ryoba blade, and some scrap QS white oak, and you’re more than halfway to a DIY of this. Just need to figure out how to mount the blade to the trunnions and how to mount the blade supports to the table on either side of the blade so you can raise and lower the blade through the supports.

[edit] not to the table, because the supports have to tilt with the blade… Still seems feasible at first blush. I of course could be totally wrong here.

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#4 posted 10-15-2021 10:57 PM

Wondering if any of the potential builders have ever laid hands on a JMP II.

I personally have a little tiny piggie bank, that is saving up for one, but I only plan to spend 800 bux

Someone once said if they were so easy to build, everyone would make one. I think that applies to this tool. :-)

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