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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 04-01-2011 01:46 PM 1447 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2011 01:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chisel blade dovetail

I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this new Veritas product? It sure looks like an amazing tool to add to the collection!

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 02:21 PM

I have no experiance, but then again I’ve not yet done an dovetails. The web site looks interesting and the photos below Practice Making Dovetails Whenever and Wherever are funny!

-- Harold

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 02:48 PM

LOL! Great April’s Fool tool. The video is pretty impressive though. That saw cuts REALLY fast, I wonder if they tricked something in the vid. Now we know that guy doesn’t read the newspaper in the crapper, but instead practices making dovetails! ...before wiping a tail?

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 02:49 PM

FYI, I just posted this on a similar thread running on this, but feel everyone should watch the video closely:

I just stuck up for Lee Valley shipping on your other related thread, but after seeing the video on this thing I was amazed that they would market a tool THAT DANGEROUS. Did you see how ALL of the blades on this thing “over extended” at the pivot point and had to be held in place with the guy’s finger? I saw this happen on both the saw blade and the chisel. I only watched the video once and was so put off by this that I won’t even bother to view a second time. They need to pull this tool from the market.

Dangerous as HL IMO. Nice idea, but what a POS in implementation.

OK, got me on April fools. Got me to reconsider future purchases! I did NOT get this originally because I was NOT fool enough to click ADD to my shopping cart. Another poster alluded to the April Fools Day thing and keyed me IN on the joke. Sometimes advertising can work backwards and I think this may be one of those times.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 03:17 PM

I hope this goes into production. I’ll finally be able to do hand cut dovetails. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 03:26 PM

If you are not familiar with this tradition at LV, you can see the joke products from the past eight years here.

My favorite is the Pouchless Tool Belt.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#6 posted 04-01-2011 03:34 PM

I love the LV April 1st products…. always a good chuckle – and mostly pretty cool products.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 04-01-2011 04:18 PM

You made a good point about past LV jokes on April 1st. I just wonder about all those NEW customers who have known LV for less than a year and know nothing about this practice. FWIW, I am one of those less than 1yr customers and with no head’s up I find it questionable as far as marketing goes. BTW, that is why I left my original post up there instead of ducking/erasing the misinterpretation. Just saying…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 04-01-2011 04:34 PM

Some of their “jokes” actually went into production. Last year’s numberless/incrementless tape, for instance.
It gives me great pleasure to see a company with a sense of humor.
Happy 4/1, everybody!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 04:41 PM

Very tricky video, and subtly done, but just like a cooking show – after each step, the workpiece goes off camera for a moment (like when he says he’s blowing out the kerfs). Naturally, he’s ditching that piece and grabbing the one that’s rigged for the next step. The skill is in doing it seamlessly, and he does it very well.

Horizontal Mike, I’ll bet you’re great fun at parties.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 04-02-2011 03:48 AM

Coming from a potato head, I’ll take that as a compliment.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 04-02-2011 04:01 AM

He’s hog wild at parties.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 10:56 PM

“NOT fool enough to click ADD to my shopping cart.” ??

“with no head’s up”

What about the Large Blue Letters…..”Click here for more information”...

Oh well. Things are as they are.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#13 posted 04-08-2011 11:20 PM

Super gimicky in my opinion. Which is why I MUST HAVE ONE! I’d never use it but it’s pretty hilarious to have in your pocket at work (I don’t work wood for a living…sigh, hence the hilarity).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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