Has any one tried one of these out yet? It is on my "next to get" list,
Looks to be a decent price, $170.
Looks like one can finally make the box joint fit the project rather
than having to do it the ouhter way around.
Nice looking product...
Really well engineered it seems.
Those teeth look like Steel.. I would have like to see alum so that an
accident causes me to replace its locator tooth rather than a blade and
Other than that real nice.
On 5/17/2012 10:07 AM, Leon wrote:
That's the one I built a couple of years ago. It works really well and only
took a couple of hours to build. I have used it on several projects with
differing thickness pieces and it works very well for all.
What's cool is that it appears to have the "kerfmaster" concept built-in.
Since I have the Woodwoodsmith box joint jig, which works just fine; and
the Akeda Dovetail jig I got from Han does box joints quickly and
easily, so I probably won't be getting one of these any time soon.
Do you have the aluminum WoodSmith jig? I saw that one plus the one
that you build with a kit, that one appears to work like the Incra. I
may have to try the $15 kit...once back in stock. I did not notice any
plans in past WoodWmith issues which is odd.
Hey a question about Woodsmith and Shopnotes.
I have never subscribed. Currently I am not subscribed to anything so I
have some wiggle room.
The occasions I have seen either, they don't seem to offer much. But
there probably are little gems.
Is it worth a subscription??
On 5/17/2012 11:34 AM, Leon wrote:
With the exception of the first 6 issues of WoodSmith I have all of
them. I have all of the SopNotes.
Worth it, maybe. Little advertising and pretty good instructions. I
reference back issues with the indexing system often.
Always resubscribe by e-mail and ask for the introductory web site price
vs. the re-up price which is generally 30 % more.
And for $99 you can get all 200 back issues on DVD.
They both are fairly decent but Shop Notes leans toward tools and jigs
while Woodsmith is more toward "very" detailed furniture plans and ideas.
I used to get both but Shop Notes does get a little redundant after a
year or two.
In looking at these plans, most (not all) seem shop related
or very simple designs.
That's what I was afraid of. So is it worth the subscription price?
Well most magazines these days suck. I have stopped all magazines lately.
I might give this a try since I have never had a subscription to
Woodsmith, knowing that it probably will be just 1 season.
On 5/21/2012 2:54 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:
In this area, I'm down to Fine Woodworking ($5/issue) and Shopnotes
($2.33/issue). Together that is $49/yr. They are worth it to me as
"Edu-tainment". In a nutshell, Fine Woodworking has the best pictures
("inspiration"), and Shopnotes has the best ideas (or at least the most
for your time/money). Hope tht helps.
Having been a previous subscriber to it and others, my next preference
would be "Wood" magazine. Since I also subscribe to WoodCarving
magazine, Family Handyman and 2 others, I already have too many! If I
didn't resubscribe to Family Handyman, the loss wouldn't be too great
(hyperbole). In the current issue, they explain how to try to fix your
AC. The article suggests throwing $150 at "the problem" replacing parts,
and hope that catches the problem (what a "joke")!
Damn you Leon, tomorrow is Mt St. Helens birthday as well as mine.
So now for birthday presents I have to buy the 48 tooth WWII and the
Incra Ibox jig. 8-) Also finishing up a 360 sq' addition to the
shop and hope to be able to get some work done. Going from It's bad
when your body get's bruised just trying to move thru a crowded shop.
That will give me 3 WWII blades and I'll put another vote in for the
frued dial a dado blade,. Looking forward to going up to a 942 sq.
'shop. As long as I don't buy more large tools it should all fit.
You can always build that jig form the ShopNotes/WoodSmith site... But I
think the price of the Incra is a reasonable price and it appears to
have a few nice features.
Hurry up and get the jig and let us know how it works. I really like
the fact that you can alter spacing and make the cuts on any width board.
It was an expensive day. I got the jig plus the hingemaker kit as
well as the 48 tooth forest WWII. Also finally found a good deal on
Craigs list for a set of welding gas tanks to replace the rental one's
I had. Of course in tonights mail was a letter from social security
disability that they are reducing my benefits to $225 as they think
the state L&I is paying me $2600. I've been trying to close the claim
since jan of 2011. I'll stop there as I could really go off on Wa.
State. Claims manager has to get permission to close my claim for
early retirement as I don't plan to return to work. I'm 62 and they
want to retrain me. I've got a master electricians license a backhoe
and excavator and they want to retrain me at my expense. Anyway I'm
looking forward to playing with the jig I think it will be my go to
tool for xmas. Love your work Leon I save pictures for ideas.
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