|Forum topic by DouginVa||posted 02-28-2013 07:48 PM||4811 views||0 times favorited||130 replies|
02-28-2013 07:48 PM
I’m sure I’m not the only one…...the only one that thumbed through a catalog, magazine, or got suckered in to one of the booths at a woodworking show and got sucked up in to the moment and thought about all of the beautiful things I can make with the assistance of this tool! Man, this will take my woodworking skills to new heights! I can quit my day job and build high end furniture, pieces of art that will command incredible prices and people will stand in line to buy my stuff. Fine Woodworking is going to do a cover story on ME!
Ok, back to reality here. I’ve done this. Saw a tool, watched it being demonstrated and was sold. Not that the tool doesn’t work or do what it says it’s supposed to do. It’s just a tool that you didn’t mind forking over the money for but several months down the road you have yet to use it…or only used it for that one project….only to learn you don’t really need it. Or it just wasn’t the best way to cut that joint,mortise, tennon, or what ever you thought you’d use it for.
Here is my such tool:
Comes in it’s own beautiful box:
Has detailed instructions and the tool itself is put together beautifully (and it looks cool too)!
This tool is to be used on a router table to rout mortises in the EXACT center of the work. And it does exactly that. It’s very easy to use and set up. It even comes with two shanks, one for a 1/4” collet and a 1/2” collet.
George Vondriska (WWGOA) even did a video on it. Watch it, it is easy.
It really does everything it says it does. It’s just I tend to use my dedicated mortising machine for mortising instead. I use my router table all the time…..just not this. I suppose I’ll eventually get around to using it more, but just not anytime real soon. For $150 I’m not upset, I just got to make use of it.
How about any of my fellow LJs out there? Got a similar story?
-- Just a man with his chisel.........