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TopamaxSurvivor

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08-15-2009 09:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig box joint

Surfing the web, I found this : http://woodgears.ca/box_joint/jig.html Watch the video, its amazing :-))

-- 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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ahock

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 10:01 PM

I’ve been following his website for a year or so now and have been amazed at some of his ingenuity. The lengths that he goes for accuracy in woodworking is crazy, but his joints are tight!

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 10:14 PM

His sight is pretty neat. Have you seen his tenoning and mortising stuff? Pretty crazy he gets results down to +/-0.002. Sometimes less.

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 10:18 PM

That is nuts! Making the jig probably took a while, but Wow the precision and look of those joints is amazing.
Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 08-15-2009 10:26 PM

I just saw the mortising machine. It is really KOOL !! He has an interactive gear calculator too for those who are mechanically inclined and want to build with wood ;-))

-- 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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#5 posted 08-16-2009 12:42 AM

This kid (and I can say “kid” because I was born in the first half of the last century and he is in his early 20’s) is probably one of the most creative geniuses I have ever encountered. Look at the knock-down desk and dresser he designed to go to college. The drawers interlock to minimize the amount of space they take up during transportation. He is one of the few I have seen who really thinks “outside the box.” I stand in awe.

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 04:44 AM

Pretty amazing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 06:35 AM

It must take a week to determine what gear to use

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 08:33 AM

looks like he puts it in hi and let’s er rip!1 ;-))

-- 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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#9 posted 08-26-2009 09:24 PM

Is this the guy with the walking table?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 10:48 PM

Holy CRAP! Now that’s a jig. Thanks for the post

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#11 posted 08-27-2009 02:06 AM

Wow thats incredible. Why isn’t this guy on Lumberjocks? You should invite him. Thanks for sharing the post.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#12 posted 08-27-2009 02:54 AM

This guy really amazes me. These jigs are incredible, he could make a fine living just by marketing these ideas, yet he gives away detailed plans free! What an awesome guy he must be.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#13 posted 08-27-2009 03:24 AM

Wow, thanks for the post. This one is going into favorites. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 08-27-2009 03:45 AM

I didn’t see the walking table on his website. A friend in Canada sent that to me by email. I don’t know what the origin is.

-- 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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#15 posted 08-27-2009 04:37 AM

I’ve been watching his site for a while and I’m amazed. I have never been able to visualize mechanical contraptions and figure out how they work – I have to take them apart and have ‘hands-on’ experience. My grandfather was a lot like him – he worked in the woolen mills here in Maine and invented several processes and machines to do things better. He didn’t even have a high school education but he constantly took correspondence courses, mostly in mechanics. Sadly, he never patented any of the things he came up with! Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit that gene from him. But I’m in awe of this guy’s genius. I would guess he is what used to be called a ‘tinkerer’.

Jim

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