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rosewood513

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04-30-2009 01:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question jointer video

Have any of you ever see this? Or do you have one already?
This is almost $200.00 I was thinking of getting it just for fun.But not for that much cash, I wouldn’t use it enough to justify.
What kind of jointer do you use?
Got tired of biscuits and dowels.
I like the Kreg works for me so far.
It’s called the Joint Genie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6fIrMNPwqk

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!


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lew

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 02:36 AM

I think a good doweling jig would be just as easy to use and less expensive.

I use biscuits for joints that will be difficult to align and sometimes dowels when space is limited.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 04-30-2009 02:38 AM

Meh, I like mortise and tennon. If it fails you can actually repair it.

Its wood working, not a race to the finish, take pride in making good joints where they are needed.

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 02:50 AM

First I have seen of it. Looks like a spendy dowelling jig to me too.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 02:51 AM

Never seen that jig before. I agree with marcb. I typically use mortise and tenon joints or in panel glue ups I seem to have the best luck with spline joints. I have a Kreg jig and will give it a shot on a couple frames I will be starting shortly. Need to get some veneers.

-- Marc

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 03:07 AM

I think it’s pretty ingenious!! Those clever Brits!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 04:18 AM

I don’t even use splines for panels. A good solid flat edge with the jointer and you can get it super close by feel. Then a few swipes with the No 7 and a few with the No 3 or 4 and its ready for finishing.

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#7 posted 04-30-2009 02:03 PM

Thanks I agree with Matt it is ingenius but the cost is too high, with a little know how you can make one yourself. I am going to try one day, just put it at the end of my to do list, let’s see number 551, :)

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!

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#8 posted 04-30-2009 02:32 PM

I watched the video. If this costs more than 20 bucks.. walk away. Anyone could make something similar with a drill press at home in 20 minutes and make it more functional.

I have made mini jigs to do similar things, but I really don’t build that way. I would not ever consider buying this one.

-- making sawdust....

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