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Old 11-20-2014, 04:20 AM
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I finally completed the chess set from John Economaki's class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking from Spring 2013.

A full writeup and photos are here:

Chess set at precision... (pic heavy)

It's a great project and really shows what the JMP, Kerfmaker and BCTW planes can do!

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Beautiful work, Neil.

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Beautiful work Neil! You really set the bar pretty high. Congrats.
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That is awesome!! You should be very proud. You put the Jointmaker back on my sights, though. Thanks a lot.
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Neil, beautiful work, and great documentation!

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... You put the Jointmaker back on my sights, though. Thanks a lot.
Not to add fuel to the fire, but if you've never seen the precision cuts the JMP will produce, you simply have to see it to believe it.

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I have been eyeing the JMP for sometime now. And Neil's handiwork is nothing short of phenomenal!
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:14 AM
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Thanks for the kind words -

Three things:
1 John was a great teacher in terms of many of the techniques.
2 The tools make precision so much easier.
3 I just get to guide them.

Plus one, John:
4 No electricity required for most of the work

As I recall, you have two JMP's!

I was as impressed by the use of skids on the planes for thickness planing as using the JMP for the cuts.

I did not mention it in the writeup, but John introduced me to gage pins - accurate machinist measuring pins in .001 increments. Those make it so easy to set precise gaps - thickness of a planed piece under the skids, for example, or setting width for the half-laps, or the offsets for the Kerfmaker.

Jim - get your name on the JMP list. I think you'll really enjoy the saw and what it can do.

Thanks!

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... As I recall, you have two JMP's!
Good memory, Neil.

I bought the second one at WIA 2012 in Pasadena. We were all at dinner and the guys from BCTW mentioned that they had one assembled JMP left from the show and would rather not have to ship it back to Portland.

As I recall, John Economaki plied me with a lot of wine, and I somehow went home with the JMP.

Remember, Rutager recommends that every woodworker have 10 JMPs. All with different setups, which will make most projects go a lot faster.

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That is so cool. I thought the JMP was an intriguing tool the first time I saw a youtube video.

Really nice work on the chess set. It is beautiful.
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