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Wonderwino 12-07-2010 04:50 PM

Assembling the JMPv2
 
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I started this on Friday night at about 9:00 p.m., thinking it couldn't be all that difficult. Then, I opened the box.....Big eek
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And I haven't even dumped out all the hardware bags yet!!!
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This will take more than mere wine and instructions to accomplish.
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At about 10:45 and several shots of courage later, I had the keel assembled and the bearings burned in with my Festool C-12.
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By midnight, it was starting to look like a JMPv2! I had skipped step one, assembling the end plates to the stretchers, until after the keel was assembled to save bench space in my crowded garage. It took a little longer than it should, because I put the trunions on the opposite end of where they should have been and installed the keel. No biggie, just undo and do it correctly. (Hint: there is a FRONT plate and a BACK plate)
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I finished putting the slides and tables on and quit at 1:00 a.m. The following morning, I installed a blade, calibrated it to the tables, set the bevel gauge and cut some wood!



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Such a happy looking tool!!
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Tonight, I will assemble the stand and mount it. Wine might do for this task. BIG Big Grin BIG Big Grin BIG Big Grin BIG Big Grin BIG Big Grin

BridgeCityMike 12-07-2010 05:06 PM

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Nice photos! Yay!


Quick note: You have the Trap jaws rotated, which probably worked fine, but to get the most out of the "trap", sandwich your stock between the Trap fence and the Trap side of the Jaws. There is a Square side too.

Poto 12-07-2010 05:33 PM

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Nice, Alex! Thanks so much for posting this. Is the box of Kleenex there in case you start to cry?

RogerSavatteri 12-07-2010 05:40 PM

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Good job Alex!

btw,
if you mount 180 or so sandpaper to the wooden clamps they will grip better.
I seem to remember that Michael has a video on this in the JMP section on the BCTW forum.

Hmmm,

Perhaps some green tea will be better suited for a tonic in a shop environment?:eek:

Wonderwino 12-07-2010 05:53 PM

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I have some Mirka self-stick in several grits that I no longer use after getting Festool sanders; I knew I could use it for something someday.

Green tea is available during daylight hours, but this was late and I was fighting off a cold. Sipping Bourbon seems to work better in these circumstances. :eek: :sdrool: :D and no, I wasn't cross-eyed when I put the trunions in backwards! :laughing1: :rofl:

@Mike, I was cutting some very narrow scrap just to see it cut, so the angle I used held better than using a long side of the traps. The visibility is also improved along the blade. :scool:

AlaskaRanger 12-07-2010 06:19 PM

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How handsome of John, Mike & co. to include with all those washers 'n stuff

some handy-looking Snap-On wrenches, a Leatherman yet!, that very very useful Kleenex box, a sure-to-find-work Jet DC.... and even that Maker's Mark!

Can't wait for mine to arrive....

RogerSavatteri 12-07-2010 06:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AlaskaRanger (Post 60583)
How handsome of John, Mike & co. to include with all those washers 'n stuff

some handy-looking Snap-On wrenches, a Leatherman yet!, that very very useful Kleenex box, a sure-to-find-work Jet DC.... and even that Maker's Mark!

Can't wait for mine to arrive....

Will it arrive by dogsled?:scool:
That would probably be a first for BCTW!

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JimKirkpatrick 12-07-2010 08:34 PM

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LOL on the Makers Mark! :laughing1:

AlaskaRanger 12-07-2010 10:18 PM

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Mine just arrived! Yay!

(followed about 30 minutes later by a call from my bank wondering about a weird large payment to an IOWA reference and phone # - but since the $$amount was right and the letters BRDG were in it I figgered it is on the mark. Any idea, Mark or John?)


I have the box warming up by 70 degrees - to +60F - before I even start opeining anything....

Wonderwino 12-07-2010 10:38 PM

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But, while it's still cold, you can just lick your fingers and stick them on the parts to pull them out! :laughing1: :laughing1: :laughing1: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :thumbsup2:


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