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Project by CrazyRussianWoodShop posted 03-04-2017 01:59 AM 3226 views 30 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Guys,

Here are two short video on how I made my clone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFoFq-69uM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ow9GhgB_o

And finally another simplified Gripper I made from plexiglass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De51MrQxHso

Happy Woodworking!

Michael

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ





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Woodchuck2010

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#1 posted 03-04-2017 03:33 AM

Cool. Great job! I just wouldn’t want to accidentally hit the metal or screws or knob on the adjustable base. I’ve actually cut into my Grripper a couple of times. Just wasn’t careful enough. It really is a great looking piece though.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#2 posted 03-04-2017 03:40 AM



Cool. Great job! I just wouldn t want to accidentally hit the metal or screws or knob on the adjustable base. I ve actually cut into my Grripper a couple of times. Just wasn t careful enough. It really is a great looking piece though.

- Woodchuck2010

Hmm, never had that problem…

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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pottz

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#3 posted 03-04-2017 05:00 AM

if I didn’t already have 2 id copy this,and yeah ive never had that problem cutting into the gripper either,at least not yet!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-04-2017 10:07 AM

It looks like a well thought out plan. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Klusy

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#5 posted 03-04-2017 12:28 PM

great job, a long time ago I viewed your video, and this I have also seen a product in order to making.I downloaded the PDF, I’m from Europe, the Czech Rep., it would not have to download it in the metric system.I watched your videos from markets in the US, you live in the USA, or you drove all the way (the former USSR) look at Fair tools.

-- Antonín,Rožná.Česká republika

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#6 posted 03-04-2017 01:28 PM



great job, a long time ago I viewed your video, and this I have also seen a product in order to making.I downloaded the PDF, I m from Europe, the Czech Rep., it would not have to download it in the metric system.I watched your videos from markets in the US, you live in the USA, or you drove all the way (the former USSR) look at Fair tools.

- Klusy


Hello, Klusy! Thank you for the compliment! If you need metric you can download the SketchUp file and make the program give you the dimensions in mm.
I also have this video on my Russian youtube woodworking channel if it is easier for you: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFbOyfHZejcEM4YhtS13NDQ
Or my English youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ
Best!
Michael (I am originally form Minks and can understand quite a lot of Chech:))

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#7 posted 03-04-2017 01:29 PM



It looks like a well thought out plan. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thanks! the credit for the plan goes to my friend Doug Morgan (aka Tailgunner)

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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Chris Cook

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#8 posted 03-04-2017 01:58 PM

Great job but Ya know, GRR-Riper is made in the USA by a family owned company and only cost $79. Met the family at the IWF in Atlanta, great people.

If you can make this in 4 hours and don’t mind working $15/hour after material purchased, then it’s a wash. Otherwise, support this great little company.

I have purchased about four of these for personal use and for friends. If you can support an American made product then buy one here:

http://www.microjig.com/

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/micro-jig-helping-woodworkers-get-better-grr-rip/

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#9 posted 03-04-2017 02:44 PM

Thanks for the detailed plans, Have considered making one but Chris Cook does have a valid point. Especial with the latest move of the government trumping to buy American. We owe it to a family owned business to help them financially as they make a product to make our hobby safer and save fingers. Guess I could be saying, don’t give them the finger to save a few bucks. Its not impossible but not cost effective to order from the US if you don’t live in the country, shipping rates sky rocket.
A well made project and presentation.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#10 posted 03-04-2017 02:47 PM



Thanks for the detailed plans, Have considered making one but Chris Cook does have a valid point. Especial with the latest move of the government trumping to buy American. We owe it to a family owned business to help them financially as they make a product to make our hobby safer and save fingers. Guess I could be saying, don t give them the finger to save a few bucks. Its not impossible but not cost effective to order from the US if you don t live in the country, shipping rates sky rocket.
A well made project and presentation.

- bushmaster

Thank you. Yes, I agree. I just bought two US made Grr-rippers by Microjig to take to Moscow as presents for my friends. I am going there in April to attend there Woodworking Show/Festival as a guest and a speaker.


-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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abie

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#11 posted 03-04-2017 03:13 PM

Double Dittos..
Buy American

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#12 posted 03-04-2017 03:22 PM

I hate to be a kill joy, but you realize that the micro jig is patented.
And you just put the drawings for it here, so people can violate the patent.

So it’s ok if you want to violate that in your own shop and stay quiet about it… well not really.
But to promote it and show plans is a total violation.
Showing pics of a finished product is a violation too, but a lot better than putting plans out there.

while you are not making a profit from this, you are taking away from micro jig in all the guys that will now make off your plans.

JUST SAYING.

<edit> Oh crap, someone already went on this rant. sorry I saw the beginning and just felt like laying down a little clergy.

-- Jeff NJ

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#13 posted 03-04-2017 03:38 PM



Great job but Ya know, GRR-Riper is made in the USA by a family owned company and only cost $79. Met the family at the IWF in Atlanta, great people.

If you can make this in 4 hours and don t mind working $15/hour after material purchased, then it s a wash. Otherwise, support this great little company.

I have purchased about four of these for personal use and for friends. If you can support an American made product then buy one here:

http://www.microjig.com/

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/micro-jig-helping-woodworkers-get-better-grr-rip/

- Chris Cook


I totally agree, and would never set up any production to affect this cool little firm. Moreover, I recently bought 2 their Grippers (one simple and one 3D models) as presents for my friends in Moscow (going there next month for their Woodworking Show/Festival as an invited guest/speaker).
My thing, having chopped a piece of my left index finger in the past, is to give these plans to people who can’t buy/afford the real thing for FREE.

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#14 posted 03-04-2017 03:39 PM



I hate to be a kill joy, but you realize that the micro jig is patented.
And you just put the drawings for it here, so people can violate the patent.

So it s ok if you want to violate that in your own shop and stay quiet about it… well not really.
But to promote it and show plans is a total violation.
Showing pics of a finished product is a violation too, but a lot better than putting plans out there.

while you are not making a profit from this, you are taking away from micro jig in all the guys that will now make off your plans.

JUST SAYING.

Oh crap, someone already went on this rant. sorry I saw the beginning and just felt like laying down a little clergy.

- woodchuckerNJ


-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#15 posted 03-04-2017 03:47 PM


I hate to be a kill joy, but you realize that the micro jig is patented.
And you just put the drawings for it here, so people can violate the patent.

So it s ok if you want to violate that in your own shop and stay quiet about it… well not really.
But to promote it and show plans is a total violation.
Showing pics of a finished product is a violation too, but a lot better than putting plans out there.

while you are not making a profit from this, you are taking away from micro jig in all the guys that will now make off your plans.

JUST SAYING.

Oh crap, someone already went on this rant. sorry I saw the beginning and just felt like laying down a little clergy.

- woodchuckerNJ

- CrazyRussianWoodShop


Well, this is a good point I haven’t thought about to be honest…

As I mentioned to another commentator above, having cut a piece of my finger years ago, I would love to prevent others from doing it.

These plans I mostly intended for people who can’t buy/afford the real Grr-ripper (I just bought two of their Grr-rippers to take to Moscow as presents in April, going their as a guest/speaker to their Woodworking Festival/Show, speaking of giving them business:)).

If Microjig, has a problem with my plans I will have no problems to remove them even though these plans are not really their product. I just had so many requests of people to post them under my videos that when one of my subscribers drew them and sent me these files–it seem to me to be the right thing to do, to share the knowledge

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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