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Forum topic by Johnalan Thomas posted 03-30-2018 12:56 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 2 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.
http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/jmpv2-jointmaker-pro.html

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

-- John Darlington Sc


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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.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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