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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 12-13-2009, 12:55 PM
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Default Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .

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Reflections at 3am.

The new rails rock!

My JMP with the (prototype) upgrade kit followed me home for the weekend.
This Monday I'll start posting my thoughts on the new rails taking into account that I have been using the JMP since it first came out.
I'll talk about whether it is worth the money to upgrade to the linear rails, what the differences are and what one could do with the original tables and ways if one does upgrade.
I'll talk about what the changes would mean to the new owners of the JMP-v2 as well as the JMP-sw.

enjoy your weekend,
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:19 PM
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Wow! Great chamfer. I'm really looking forward to your review, Roger!
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Default Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .

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Does the table tend to wobble/walk around without the wall brace?
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Default Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .

Roger, what's that black device on top of the stack-o-drawers?
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Roger, what's that black device on top of the stack-o-drawers?
Thanks for asking that...I'm also curious what is in all of those drawers? Sandpapers?
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Default Re: Bridge City Toolworks "Jointmaker Pro Upgrade" Review . . .

Could it be a glue pot?
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Roger, what's that black device on top of the stack-o-drawers?
At first glance I thought a press of some sort...??
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Wake up Roger!!

Dang it, he stayed up late so I guess we'll have to wait a while longer.....


It has an electrical cord and a switch.

It has a telescoping tube like thing on top
and it's centrally located.
Edit: It's only central in one axis.

Could it be some kind of copy stand for prints?
That cabinet could hold a lot of prints.

Also, there is a Pelican case type box on the floor
next to the cabinet. Could hold photographic stuff.

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Wake up Roger!!

Dang it, he stayed up late so I guess we'll have to wait a while longer.....


It has an electrical cord and a switch.

It has a telescoping tube like thing on top
and it's centrally located.
Edit: It's only central in one axis.

Could it be some kind of copy stand for prints?
That cabinet could hold a lot of prints.

Also, there is a Pelican case type box on the floor
next to the cabinet. Could hold photographic stuff.
In Roger's absence I believe that you've nailed it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:17 PM
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Roger, what's that black device on top of the stack-o-drawers?
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Everyone's so off-base it's actually funny.

In the interest of entertainment, I'll leave the answer to tomorrow.

Gotta run, social commitments to attend to.......

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