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#1 posted 05-19-2015 02:18 AM

It’s going around all the internet sites.

I don’t have any comments about it one way or the other.

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 02:20 AM

It does look like a really slick idea. If it hits the market that guy is going to be doing quite well for himself. You got to love folks thinking outside the box, pun intended!

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#3 posted 05-19-2015 02:25 AM

I would buy one right this moment. Very awesome.

I know there are some that would say it is not real woodworking, but I think it is the evolution of human ingenuity. I wish I knew someone in the manufacturing industry to help this guy out.

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#4 posted 05-19-2015 02:52 AM

It’s not a new idea. CNC guys have been using the trick for a long time. This guy simply recognized the potential for application in hobby shops that don’t have big equipment.

Earlier this year I did miter-fold cuts for 26 flag boxes on the CNC. It took the machine 2 minutes for each box but I assembled them faster (1 minute per box) than the machine could cut them.

Now someone just needs to make a CNC sanding machine. That would sell.

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#5 posted 05-19-2015 03:08 AM

Awesome idea but not a game changer I think. The main problem is that you’d usually use thinner material for the bottoms. But I believe it could have its place.

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#6 posted 05-19-2015 03:39 AM

Yes I did see this and yes it’s a useful Idea but you can accomplish pretty much the same thing by using Martyn’s approach (Britboxmaker).

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#7 posted 05-19-2015 04:27 AM

I was making bevel fold mitered laminate doors in 1986

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#8 posted 05-19-2015 05:00 AM

Definitely a slick trick!

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#9 posted 05-19-2015 05:14 AM

Jim C: COOL invention… had not seen it! How are your eyes doing? Mine are still GREAT! (cataract surgery)

Woodust: COOL way to cover outside with thinner material… Do it with a router bit?

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#10 posted 05-19-2015 09:05 AM

doing great Joe, finding balls on the golf course is commonplace now! HA!

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#11 posted 05-26-2015 11:58 PM

Is this gizmo on the market?


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#12 posted 05-28-2015 05:40 AM

Direct link:

It looks fussy to me but then I am not doing production drawers or boxes.


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#13 posted 05-30-2015 04:07 AM

Jim: GREAT… Glad it worked for you too! :)

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#14 posted 06-01-2015 04:39 AM

I’ve made this point elsewhere—but this is NOT a new joint or technique. First Nations on the north Pacific coast have been using this very joint for millenia to make bent boxes. You can find examples in museums and you can find brand new bent boxes.

His interest in patenting a technique of such antiquity is an odd comment on his own culture.

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#15 posted 06-03-2015 02:19 PM

It very much depends whether you wish to make drawers that are the mark of a craftsman, with classic joints such as dovetails that will stand the test of time, or whether you want something quick-and-easy than will be on the curb once it no longer interests the owner.

Not for the likes of me.

These take more time, but lift the game to another level …

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