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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #48: Homemade Router Boss/WoodRat/Leigh FMT router joinery machine

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 08-20-2014 01:20 AM 2412 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 47: Want to squeeze more out of your dust collector? Build a man-o-meter! Part 48 of The Stumpy Nubs Workshop series Part 49: New Festool CMS style sliding top router table you can build yourself! »

In this episode we build the router jig of my dreams! Part one of two…

It’s a great show, you might even laugh a little.

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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 01:46 AM

Looks innovative & interesting….
I hope that, in part 2, you demo many of the cuts/joinery that are possible.

Anxiously awaiting Part 2….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 02:35 AM

I’m with Randy. This looks interesting. Learned a bunch about Router Jigs I did not know. Thanks!

Attempted to do large screen in corner but that function didn’t seem to work? Might be just me but thought you’d like to know?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Don Johnson

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 11:06 AM

As I said in the YouTube video comments:
I was initially impressed by the WoodRat, but I eventually realised that its function basically depended upon aligning pencil marks – so the accuracy related to the users eyesight! Provided that spacings are arranged in multiples of the thread pitch, it seems that – like the box joint jig – you have ingeniously resolved this issue.
What a clever chap you are!
Congratulations on another masterpiece of functionality at low cost.

BTW, you are exactly right with the comment from the Woodrat people – ‘b**r’ is the expletive of choice down here in Somerset!

PS – nitpicking mode ON – you keep forgetting to update the #46 number on the video title. ‘Could do better’. (LOL)

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Don Johnson

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 11:12 AM



Attempted to do large screen in corner but that function didn’t seem to work? Might be just me but thought you’d like to know?
- DocSavage45

Its a LJ thing – you can watch fullscreen if you view directly in YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgWTsISvPAI

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 12:18 PM

Thanks for the comments! Yes, I will be making a video with some actual cutting in it once I get the jig tuned up.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 03:53 PM

Nice bit of ‘jigsmithing’ there.

-- Ed

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#7 posted 08-21-2014 12:14 AM

Looks like a very useful jig—looking forward to part 2!

-- Dean

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eddie

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#8 posted 08-21-2014 03:23 AM

Stumpy this looks to be a good one .cant wait for the next part ,you the man

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 08-24-2014 05:26 PM

so much awesome… I will be buying plans when it is all worked out.

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#10 posted 08-25-2014 12:49 PM

Always entertaining, and always gr8 fabrication from you Stumps. I expect no less. Look forward to part 2.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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