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Project by jaxx posted 03-15-2010 09:55 PM 2398 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well after much thought my New Leigh FMT Pro Jig Has arrived.
Could not wait to get chopping wood. Once you understand the way its set up its a doddle to operate however precision when cutting the stock is paramount. I odered them metric jig however, regardless you get the standard 5/16In bit and the hardest thing i found was getting the fit right ” read the manual first” anyways afer securing next years firewood i sat down and read the manual and wacthed the DVD.

I had not locked the front and back limt stops clown so the fit was out. After an hour reading up i was ready to go with this bathroom cabinet. I have built a few SHaker Style radiator surrounds from thick Oak however, i could never tackle all the M&T’s to do this and now some are loose. Routing all these small Tenons for the slats was quick and easy. I was amazed how clean and accurate the cheeks were. I have more projects i was unable to construct before however i can do them now with this amazing jig. Very pricey but in the long run and if your not a craftsman with lots of time on your hands this is the jig to have.

Im looking for a forum on info site with project and setup info but cant really find any. If anybody can point me to where if any there are that would be great

George





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 11:03 PM

Congrats on your new jig. You seem excited.
” read the manual first” …...come on, the manual is just the manufacturers “opinion” on how something should work.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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degoose

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 11:07 PM

I have one and I love the way it works.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jaxx

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 01:04 AM

i will get it right, im really bad for rushing things a bit thats why we never buy firewood. I have just checked the router mount with the certer tool and low and behold it was off. Set up is perfect now and i have just cut my first 100% accurate M&T

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Hallmark

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 05:44 AM

Really nice tool to have, your project looks great. BTW, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who gets firewood from their projects.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Rotceh

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 04:54 PM

ya era hora que pusieras algun proyecto mas. Bonita maquina, ¿ la has comprado en España o la has importado?

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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jaxx

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 06:33 PM

Hector

i just wish i could buy things like this in spain, i have to go to the UK Axminster.co.uk they deliver in a few days. if you know any websites in spin where i can get tools etc then please let me know. The prices in spain are incredible to say the least.

gracias por la notas

george

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