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03-07-2016 06:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig router drill press cnc 3d

I foun this, totally by accident, on YouTube and came across this shopbuilt “tool” I thought was rather useful and elegant.

Here is a link to instructables for the plans and how to build it.

Since this is shop built, it is open to customization!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"


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#1 posted 03-07-2016 06:38 PM

The guy reinvented the pin router.

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 08:06 PM

I have a pin router and this “tool”, in my opinion, does a lot more.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 09:36 PM

I applaud his ingenuity, but the “fine print” is missing. Making the tool would require an assortment of precision tools and jigs that would probably do a better job than his DOES EVERYTHING tool.

It’s basically a woodworker’s Swiss Army Knife—it does everything, but no one task as well as an assortment of tools that do one thing very well.
Having said that, I suppose the same thing can be said about the iPhone. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 03-07-2016 11:19 PM



I have a pin router and this “tool”, in my opinion, does a lot more.

- oldnovice

I suppose but a lot of what it does is covered by a pin router, template bushings, and/or a drill press. And all three of those things combined take up less space than this one machine. It’s neat but it wouldn’t suit me for the same reason a Shopsmith doesn’t suit me. I prefer dedicated machines when possible. But then I have no interest in CNC machines so I’m pretty much a Philistine when it comes to gadgets. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy people inventing all these interesting woodworking related things but I just wouldn’t want to own most of them :)

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 01:18 AM

In my opinion, if one had a small workspace this would have real appeal if it was available in kit form.
However, I have to agree John that the fabrication of all these parts would require a shop full of tools.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 03-08-2016 01:38 AM


However, I have to agree John that the fabrication of all these parts would require a shop full of tools.

- oldnovice

I saw something the other day about a 3D printer that can replicate itself, and then their clones can go on to replicate themselves, and then their clones …

ENOUGH ALREADY with the rise of the machines. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 03-08-2016 03:09 AM

It was fun to watch! I’m not sure I would build the same tool, but there are a couple jigs that I have been pondering that got some mental refinement after watching this.

Thanks for the link!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 03-08-2016 05:11 AM

Steve, I believe that is what this site is all about, sparks to light the fires of imagination.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 03:15 PM

Very spiffy

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#10 posted 03-14-2016 04:08 AM

Interesting idea.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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