Cool Jointmaker Pro Project….

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“After a time, you may find that “having” is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as “wanting.” It is not logical, but it is often true.” –Spock, “Amok Time” Stardate 3372.7

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From the quote above, it looks like Bridge City will be around for awhile…
 
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from fellow DSN member “DJ”, aka “Dennis”. He is a JMP owner and had a couple of cuts that he felt did not lend themselves to the JMP and I wanted to see exactly what he was talking about. He sent me the following pics and with his permission I am pleased to share them with you–it is a cool project.
 
This project is a gift for a friend of his in Japan and I don’t know if he is back yet, but I think you will agree, this would be fun to receive. More on the difficult cuts at the end.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
“I used the JMP for the length cuts, dovetail cuts, etc. on the trays. These went very quick and easy. I stacked several and zipped them out. The only problem was the sliding dovetail cut for the cover. I had to enter the wood on the corner of the edge and cut at an angle into the side piece. Couldn’t make that cut happen..”
 
Dennis was correct, the JMP will not do the puzzle cuts…just kidding. I do believe sometime next year the accessory to make that sliding dovetail cut on the JMP will be available. For those of you who have been working in wood for awhile, you know it is harder to do smaller projects well than large. There are very few bail out options when you don’t have much material to work with. Cool project Dennis!
 
Feel free to comment, but I can see several spin offs for his idea and I am keeping them to myself.
 
Lastly, one of you DSN folks needs to be honest with yourself and send me some pics so we can pick the 2011 Sh!t Bunny Recipient.
 
Oh, one more lastly thing—I do believe Fred West is still living with his Entertainment Center. Ouch.
 
-John