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536 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig router joining

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#1 posted 536 days ago

Well done video, and engineered mortising jig.

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#2 posted 535 days ago

That’s interesting. I thought about this sort of jig
soon after comprehending how the Domino works.
I haven’t studied the Domino patents but nothing
about the tool shown in the video strikes me as
particularly patentable.

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#3 posted 535 days ago

Today’s update with more action details:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63gJAQm9fC0
On his site http://www.instwood.com/ he mentions the pendulum drilling method dating as far back as 1912. Here is the machine:
http://blacksmithandmachineshop.com/machines-sold-2011-B-on-the-web.html

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#4 posted 535 days ago

I like the look of it but does it not function by pivoting the router? I can tell in the second vid he is describing the shortcomings, I guess, of this can comparing it to the Festool. I don’t see how this can be irrelevant. Like wallowing out a hole with a drill bit.

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#5 posted 534 days ago

Nicely done!

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#6 posted 534 days ago

Is there a plan for this? I’d like to build one and try it.

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#7 posted 534 days ago

Yes Back, and another thread has the same post with the plan link,.$11. I will post the link if I can find it. I Might be instwood. com.

Also going to build one.

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#8 posted 534 days ago

Yes, BacktotheWood, there is SketchUp plan at the bottom of the page at http://www.instwood.com/
14 MB ZIP file include 23 pages of plans and 183 photographs.
(I am not affiliated with the seller :-)

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#9 posted 534 days ago

I emailed them last night, trying to find out if the plans were only in Russian.

Honestly figured Sketchup would just switch from Russian to English, but not positive, waiting for a reply.

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#10 posted 533 days ago

”....if the plans were only in Russian.”

That is a concern, too. I would guess he thought of that since most of the videos he cleverly uses non-verbal communication. They seem to be in metric measurements – which is kind of like a different language to some. ;-)

International language of woodcraft?

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#11 posted 533 days ago

Are the mortises tapered along their depth because of the pivoting action of the router?

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#12 posted 533 days ago

Not sure I follow your question poppi, but it’s a square (to workpiece) cut with the spiral, just at an angle 18 dg or so, then the opposite side same, then you go in straight and wiggle the fixture a tiny bit and it’s perfectly done, the same in the end as the overpriced alternative.

After building the pantorouter in metric, I don’t sweat it now, in fact think it’s more accurate in many ways, well it is more accurate period. But the language is all I’m waiting to hear about, hopefully hear something today from him or them, or she, or whatever/wherever in Russia.

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#13 posted 533 days ago

I believe the advantage of “wiggling” the cutter rather than lateral/parallel movement is ergonomics. This decreases the chance of accidental shifting of the jig. Keep in mind this is free hand operation, no clamping.

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#14 posted 533 days ago

Yeah, that makes some sense theoretically, but I don’t see it occuring in the vids, we can all presume what we believe may happen, but until mine is built, followed by a review, well I won’t over-theorize here.

I was in need of a palm router anyway, so it’s not a waste and the hardware for this will be cheap. Most importantly for me is that it looks like a cool tool to build. I love the technical project challenges, figure for $20-30 in hardware and an $80 palm router (on sale now @ Lowe’s …Bosch version with case), well it’s just worth the effort.

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#15 posted 533 days ago

Well, you can see some of it in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63gJAQm9fC0
Good luck with the project!

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