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A Week In The Workshop 165



Hi everyone, hope you had a good week and are having a great weekend.


In this longer AWITW I talk you through a couple of the products I have planned to have out by the end of first quarter ’23; the 10MW MFT Plus Jig that I’ve discussed before and I’m just waiting for a few more parts on, I take you though a ‘functional mock-up’ of the Loose Tenon Jig Mk2, and there’s the 10MW shelf pin and holey rail jig.


The plan is to try and get these out in the next 10 weeks our so, fingers crossed, so lots to be done, and many proper prototypes to put in hand before then.


As always, thanks so much for your support, enjoy the rest of the weekend and I’ll catch you in the week sometime.


Best, Peter


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Paul
Paul
2023年5月15日

With regard to the LR32 jig, did you use 6mm or 9mm mdf to make it?

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petermillard
petermillard
2023年5月16日
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Pretty sure it was just 6mm strips Paul. I’ll check when I’m in the workshop though. 👍

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Joe The Attic Woodworker
Joe The Attic Woodworker
2023年1月24日

Have you thought of acrylic jig materials? i have made the track hinge from 12mm acrylic with really good results.

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petermillard
petermillard
2023年1月24日
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Thanks Joe. Yes, I'm looking at all the options, though I'm not sure if acrylic would be any stronger than ply in that skinny section. On a personal level I would prefer not to use a plastic, but I'm not violently opposed to it either and if it's the most appropriate material then so be it. 👍

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Paul
Paul
2023年1月22日

HOLY S**T!! That LR32 jig is F-ing genious. As soon as you finalize it, I'm buying one. Absolutely superb design/engineering on that, you should patent that if you can, I'm not joking at all. You could charge $100 and it's a bargain.


I know you have parts on the way, but just as an FYI, the Kreg shelf pin hole jig has a stepped locating pin. It goes from 6.25mm to 4.95mm, so if you want 6mm or 5mm shelf pin holes, all you have to do is flip the pin over. Pics below.


An additional FYI, there's an online custom cutting place in Nevada. You upload your design and they will laser/waterjet cut it for you. Seems like they…





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petermillard
petermillard
2023年1月22日
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Thanks Paul! Ooo! I like the idea of a stepped pin. The ones I have made are slightly tapered at the end, and I’ve seen some of the sprung index pins that have a tapered end but they’re really expensive. I hadn’t considered getting a pin made with a stepped end. Will look into that, thanks! 👍👍

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For anyone making their own rail all they need to do is use a 6mm bit rather than the 5mm bit they would use for the shelf pin holes. I wouldn't want to take the edge of the bit for the shelf pin hole prematurely anyway.

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Best of luck

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Great work Peter.

Will many people with the LR32 rail already not also have the Festool router set up?

It seems to me if the pin issue is pricey to resolve, the great majority of potential customers will just be working with an existing "plain" rail that they'll drill into. The LR32 owning prospects will be few I'd imagine?

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I agree with Peter, the LR32 rail isn’t much more money than a standard Festool rail, so I bought one for the extra future functionality. But investing in the whole Festool LR32 system, buying their router, brackets, etc is a lot more money.

You can BTW get free 3D designs for different LR32 clones if you have the Festool router https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3314322 or if you have the Festool router and rail sled but not the LR32 jig https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1843874 or https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5484329/comments

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