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Iím a new member approaching retirement from my day job and looking forward to devoting some quality time to woodworking. Iím hoping someone can help with a newly acquired Katie Jig Jr, which I purchased on EBay. Of course, the router bits and manual are missing. Dumb me, I thought these would be relatively easy to chase down. Boy, was I wrong!

The Katie website is shutdown and Iíve been unable to find a spec or source for suitable router bits. Can anyone provide the size and angle of the bits I need to make the Jr Jig work? Also, a copy of the manual would really be great.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.
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The Katie jig is produced by Sommerfeld Tools. I have a request for information in because I didn't find it on their site and I fear it might have been discontinued. I'll post then I find out. I have one and it is a fine jig, fairly easy to use too. If you can't find the instruction book on this or another site, take a look at this video on YouTube. It is Marc Sommerfeld demonstrating how to use it, including some important hints. I watch this every time I want to use it. Here's the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=wr2qJdqYh98

Sommerfeldtools.com is the place to buy bits and accessories for the jig, and if you use their email contact form, Marc will respond with the best choices. Pesonally, I'm going to get a few accessories for it I've been putting off, just in case. But I'll post whatever I get in the reply.

BTW, welcome to the Forum. I am now more or less retired and do love working with wood. I'm attaching a pdf of the 17 (plus) things that accelerated my learning curve. It's long, but it has pictures. May save you some time and money. Pay particular attention to the dust collection parts.
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Tom, this may be of some help:

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Tom - Thanks so much for the woodworking tips document. Youíve packed a lot of useful info in there, and I appreciate the well written composition. Maybe you missed your calling as a woodworking writer!
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Tom,
I was a journalist for a decade. Write a lot still. This retirement thing took awhile to get used to. I took on a local project of converting a church's facility (old Jr. Hi cafeteria) into a theater venue and as a home to community groups that need a place to meet. I think it's important to take on something that stretches your mind and involves using your life skills. My health quit on me so I was basically forced to retire. Spent most of my life doing what I love.

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