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01-13-2010 04:29 PM
BigJimAK
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Originally Posted by harrysin View Post
"I probably should paint mine too. Flat black paint will hide some of the flaws!!"

It's not just a cosmetic thing Jim, It's like driving a nice clean car, it seems to drive better!
That's probably true.. certainly you'd be more likely to consider it your vehicle of choice on a sunny day!
01-13-2010 02:33 AM
Tom76 Jack was never short of reporting a fault in the construction of the Jig he had invented so that others would not make the same mistake

Tom
(Template Tom)
01-13-2010 02:28 AM
Tom76 In Sept 2002 again jack was to the fore submitting his latest projects Tapered Tubs. He was a great mathematician where he worked out all the angles ready for Routing. I can honestly say that Jack was a great source of my inspiration getting me doing the things I have done over the years He woke me up to have a greater interest in what the router is capable of and I did not really copy what he was doing simply looking at alternative methods hence the use of the template guides
Tom
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01-13-2010 02:18 AM
Tom76 Jack Cox should be admired for his contribution to routing over a number of years. He generated interest in me to Look outside the square when it comes to using the router. In May 1999 here is his simple method of inserting biscuits. I must confess that I was not 100% in favour of his presentation but it got me thinking and present my own method.

Tom
(Template Tom)
01-13-2010 02:08 AM
Tom76 Jack I suppose had many followers David Ford was one of them, and it was in 1998 that he made his presentation to the Routing Magazine. I should say a wonderful presentation that was the envy of all who may have thought they were getting the most from their router.

Template Tom

P.S. I certainly was impressed with his results and I did make an attempt at this one using the template guides. I must see if I still have the actual final project. I know I still have the jig and template tucked away in one of my sheds
01-13-2010 01:56 AM
Tom76 Jack Cox was a great innovator when it came to routing. In March 2001 he submitted an article to the routing magazine on producing numerals. He had wonderful routing skills and he was a great Teacher.

Tom
01-13-2010 01:50 AM
Tom76 Many thanks for posting the relevant information regarding the Pivot jig. I have never ever made one and I would be interested Bob if you ever made the effort and what were your comments. Personally Jack Cox produced wonderful material with his Jig that Trend eventually marketed but I have only seen a few projects where the Jig was used by others. Though I may have missed some of the articles presented in the magazine.

The earliest posting I have managed to come up with was presented in Dec 1988 Where Jack was illustrating how to do Parallel Fluting Long before I had even got interested in the Ski Mode. He came up with his version on Ski routing with the pivot Jig. Jacks original use of the Pivot Jig when first introduced was routing the face of a clock made up of a variety of wedge shaped pieces. A great attempt t showing alternative methods of using the router. Unfortunately I am unable to resurrect that copy that I once possessed.

Tom
(Template Tom)
01-13-2010 12:47 AM
harrysin "I probably should paint mine too. Flat black paint will hide some of the flaws!!"

It's not just a cosmetic thing Jim, It's like driving a nice clean car, it seems to drive better!
01-13-2010 12:01 AM
BigJimAK
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Originally Posted by levon View Post
i as you or anyone here can post something that isnt read as it was intended. i also will try to be more clear.

i also as an average working joe will just say, i took some scraps of mdf and some rod and built a ski jig. i hope thats simple enough terms for even newcomers to this site can understand. i dont want to mix up anyone.

btw Jim, the reason i painted my ski jig was that each time i made an attempt at making a jig shown to me by the pros here, mine looked a little rougher than theirs and i was trying to doctor up my jig to look a little better.
I probably should paint mine too. Flat black paint will hide some of the flaws!!
01-12-2010 05:22 PM
Tom76 Had a quick look at my old pics and here is the "Simple" set of skis mentioned above two pieces of timber set on each side of my Jig Holder and that is going back some 15 years
Tom
(Template Tom)
Pics used in my early writings on how to get more from your router
Sorry for the pics as they were reduced to be placed on a floppy disc. What's a floppy disc I can hear???
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