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MichaelAgate

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06-03-2012 12:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: video finger joint shopnotes

You have to watch this. Who has made one? Looks AMAZING

-- Michael and Matthew


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 02:45 AM

I bought the kit,built the jig (very frustrating experience), and used it briefly. There are a lot of things not to like about it. I now use the all wood/non adjustable ones I posted here a few months ago and am much happier!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 03:23 AM

Made one back in mid 90s. Fun project and cool jig, but haven’t used it much since I later got a Leigh dovetail jig and prefer it.

PS. No kit available when I built mine, so numerous trips to hardware store for 10-32 brass bolts, nuts and knobs.

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 10:16 PM

gfadvm – wow, very surprised with your disappointment. As well as HIllbillyShooter…. Perhaps it is just something that looks better on video than it actually is. Thanks for the comments.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 12:52 AM

I’ve still got mine and would make you a hell of a deal on it! It makes me mad every time I look at it but I have too much time and effort in it to throw it away. Now how dumb is that?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-04-2012 12:56 AM

If the shipping didn’t kill me I would take you up on it.

-- Michael and Matthew

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 03:14 AM

Yes, I forgot how far away you are. You can just pick it up the next time you are in Tulsa!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 03:22 AM

A friend of mine had the kit he had bought years ago. I built it for him as a favor. He seems to enjoy it.

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#8 posted 06-13-2012 02:02 PM

I have one like it I built from the plans as offered on the Plans Now site. After 2 tries I ended up using all hardwood (Maple) with a couple of modifications, namely replacing the threaded inserts with cross threaded inserts to prevent pull out or movement once set. In its present form it is as accurate as my Porter Cable 4216 Dovetail Jig for cutting box joints when used on my router table and attached to my miter gauge.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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#9 posted 06-13-2012 02:44 PM

@KenBee – So good to hear the positive on this jig. I was totally impressed with it in the video, and was even more excited when I found that I have the specific issue to build it. Thanks for the positive post.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#10 posted 06-13-2012 10:30 PM

I made one, I didn’t buy the kit I bought all the hardware at Lowes. I use it and it works great. I wouldn’t think of spending money on a factory built one since I used this. I’m not sure what problems other LJ’s are having but I love mine.

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#11 posted 06-14-2012 01:36 AM

That’s awesome Bobmedic. I am looking forward to making one. Thanks for the comment.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#12 posted 06-14-2012 01:46 AM

I made three of these guys one for my local high school,one for a student and one for me . They work fine

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#13 posted 06-14-2012 02:01 AM

a1Jim – your word is gold with me. Thanks for the comment!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#14 posted 06-14-2012 04:37 PM

It simply amazes me that people are willing to part with upwards of $200 for a nice, extruded aluminum & plastic thingy from INCRA that performs exactly as a good $10 home made jig. Sure, the commercial unit might save a few minutes on setup, but I see that as it’s only advantage.

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#15 posted 06-14-2012 06:43 PM

I just bought the Incra I-Box jig. The main advantage to me is the ease of set up. Every home made jig I have ever seen takes a lot of fiddling to get it right. The I-Box only takes a few minutes to set up a different with box joint. True it cost $170 but what is the cost of wasted material and time worth.

Domer

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