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Hey!! I'm new to this forum and I'm sure it will be of help to me. Although I am an old poot, I'm not too old to accept advice.
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I have a delta system. I love it. Although the tenon jig had to be modified to work with my table saw, it was well worth the time. Have you watched Craigslist ? I picked my setup o there for $40.00.
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Hi james,
Do a search on youtube on floting tennon jigs, you can make there in your shop. it makes M & T joints a whole lot easer IMO.
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Thank all y'all for the advice. I was considering a General Mortise and Tennon Jig up until I saw an article in Woodsmith (I think it was woodsmith) re some "flaws" in ther General. The author, however did a nice article on how to modify the jig to get a good working tool out of it. I think I might go that way unless I run across a used FMT jig from Leigh
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James, Woodsmith doesn't usually do articles like that, perhaps Wood Magazine? I have found many great deals on craigslist.

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James, Woodsmith doesn't usually do articles like that, perhaps Wood Magazine? I have found many great deals on craigslist.
I apologise for disagreeing with you but it was and most definitely is "Woodsmith". Vol. 34 / No. 201. Page 12 titled "improving a Mortise & Tennon Jig". It gives a decent writeup (and pictires) on building or should I say improving the basic jig. By the way, I just bought a Bosch 1617 (?) Router and plunge base from Amazon. I hope I haven't gone wrong re: Name and model. I just figured out that I need an adaptor for router bushings as Bosch has a ******* sized hole in its base. OH, WELL, amazon has that too for $7.00 or $8.00...

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I have a Delta too and while it does a very good job, I think they could have made it a little easier to use. I think I could make a more user friendly one from plywood.

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Another question for all y'all... I bought the Bosch 1617 router and the plunge base... The hole in both of the base plates is big enough to park my truck in!! I had heard rumors about this and I find they are gospel! I would like opinions as to which way to go... Do I try to find adaptors coupled with adaptors for the adapter, or do I buy a universal base plate?? Also, do y'all figure, should I go with a universal base plate, do you guys figure it would be best to get one for each base?? Any input will be appreciated.




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