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08-20-2009 10:06 PM

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How can I talk about a woodworking tool that I invented without breaking your rules. It’s a jig that will space up to seven flutes in boards up to 12 inches wide. There is possitively no measuring required. Most woodworkers would like to make flutes in their projects but are hesitant to tackle the measuring. I have a patent on my invention and it is made in the USA. This could open many doors for your woodworkers. It will be featured in the Oct./Nov. addition of WOODSMITH Magazine I will go into further details, if I’m permitted.
It can be seen on my website DRLGROUPLLC.com. I will offer it at a reduced price for members of Lumberjock.
Thank you,
Dan Locaputo

-- Daniel R. Locaputo


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#1 posted 08-20-2009 10:28 PM

Rocky,
Looks like it works great! Thanks for sharing!

p.s. Video would help

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 11:27 PM

video would be great

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 11:31 PM

I do not have a video of my jig. My website DRLGROUPLLC.com shows how it works.

-- Daniel R. Locaputo

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 04:14 AM

I looked at your web site I think it would help us to understand better how it works with a video also.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 03:11 PM

Looks neat, good luck with it.

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#6 posted 08-22-2009 04:56 PM

Looks pretty neat Rocky…BTDT trying to figure out spacing on flutes! It’s no more fun than calculating ballisters!

”I will offer it at a reduced price for members of Lumberjock.” Would you mind being specific about the deal for LJ’s?

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 06:09 PM

My jig sold in stores for $44.99 plus tax, I am selling them on my own for $30.00 plus S&H. For members of Lumberjock, I will sell them for $25.00 plus $8.00

My name is Dan Locaputo, and I am a member of the Cincinnati Woodworkers Club, (CWC) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This jig will space up to (7) seven flutes on boards up to (12) twelve inches wide, without any measuring. The jig is made of 1/4” x 1-1/2 “anodized aluminum. There are (3) three zinc plated bushings that comes with the jig, which allows 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” flutes to be made. I am proud to say they are made in USA, and will last a lifetime.
www.drlgroupllc.com My web site also shows many useful tips for the router table.
Your fellow woodworker,
Dan Locaputo email: dlocaputo@aol.com phone: (513) 451-1599

-- Daniel R. Locaputo

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#8 posted 08-22-2009 06:38 PM

Sorry I just don’t get how it works or why you need this Jig.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 08-22-2009 11:49 PM

By using the formulas on the jig, you can space up to 7 flutes on a board. The hard part of making flutes is the spacing. with this jig, no measuring is required. How it works is, you insert one of the bushings (1/4,3/8 or 1/2 inch) into one of the holes in the jig and then place it onto the proper size bit in the router. Place a sample piece of wood the same size as the board you want. This make it easier to handle. Place the sample board on top on the jig. Now just move your fence towards you until the board is sandwiched. One end of the jig will be touching the fence, the jig pin will be touching the board and the board will touching the fence.
Tighten the fence and remove the jig. The fence is now set to do the first flute. Now that your fence is set, route the flute in the final board. Repeat until all flutes are made. I hope this helps. I am trying to find someone who can make me a video. Visit my web site at: www.drlgroupllc.com.
Let me know if this helps.

-- Daniel R. Locaputo

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#10 posted 08-22-2009 11:57 PM

thanks for the explanation rocky. I still can’t picture how it’s used(I guess I’m dense sometimes) I had been to your website before I asked the first question.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 08-23-2009 01:56 PM

I can’t picture it either Jim, but I suppose that’s all the more reason to try it out…LOL! Calculating the spacing manually is always a bit of a hassle. The price doesn’t seem bad at all for an aluminum jig…too bad I just spent my slush fund on a 4th router! Give me a few weeks Dan, your jig is on my radar.

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#12 posted 08-23-2009 07:58 PM

This sounds like a great idea.

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#13 posted 08-23-2009 08:39 PM

It reminds me of the incra centering jig or is it different?Alistair

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#14 posted 08-23-2009 08:44 PM

Hey Alistair
Good to hear from you I guess I’ve missed any recent post you’ve had.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 08-23-2009 09:17 PM

The principle is simplar to the Incra Centering Jig. However This does more than just center a board. This is an excellent tool for all woodworkers. You won’t use it every day, but when you want to make flutes in table legs, bookcases, mantels, door frames,etc. it can’t be beat. It’s a time saving tool that is accurate and fast. It will last a lifetime and then some. My cost to LJ’s is $25.00 plus $8.00 S&H in the USA.

-- Daniel R. Locaputo

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