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I spoke with a guy who uses the Katies 7/16's router bit. I then went to their website. That little Katie Jr. is a cute little thing.

Does anyone have one? Good experience? Obviously you cannot make a blanket chest with it.

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Hi SB

I don't have the Jr. but I have the bigger one and now with your posted picture I'm going to fix the one I have,, the buttons are a new thing, and that's the only thing I didn't like about the Katie jig, it marks up the router top...the jig is Alum. and has sharp edges...but with the buttons I will fix that,thanks for posting the picture..

One note, it will do a blanket chest


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I spoke with a guy who uses the Katies 7/16's router bit. I then went to their website. That little Katie Jr. is a cute little thing.

Does anyone have one? Good experience? Obviously you cannot make a blanket chest with it.

Thoughts?

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Actually I called Marc Sommerfeld of Sommerfeld's Tools for Wood. I have a DVD and he really appears to like the Katie jig.

Now the strange part. I noticed he is located at Remsen, Iowa. I was born near there and have many relatives who live near there. We talked about that. He coached one of my cousins in high school and is a neighbor to my late uncle who owns a Century Farm there. There wasn't a relative he didn't seem to know. Even knows a cousin named Steve Bolton, who I have never met, but share a name with. You don't run into that every day.

Seems like everything is inter twined.

The Katie really seems well like by those who have it. Charles Neil touts it.

Might I ask how many dovetail jigs you have? Do you also have the Leigh?

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Hi SB

I have 8 or so but I don't have the Leigh to rich for me


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Actually I called Marc Sommerfeld of Sommerfeld's Tools for Wood. I have a DVD and he really appears to like the Katie jig.

Now the strange part. I noticed he is located at Remsen, Iowa. I was born near there and have many relatives who live near there. We talked about that. He coached one of my cousins in high school and is a neighbor to my late uncle who owns a Century Farm there. There wasn't a relative he didn't seem to know. Even knows a cousin named Steve Bolton, who I have never met, but share a name with. You don't run into that every day.

Seems like everything is inter twined.

The Katie really seems well like by those who have it. Charles Neil touts it.

Might I ask how many dovetail jigs you have? Do you also have the Leigh?

Thanks

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Bobj:

I tried to get to your website, but this is what I get. Is that your website?

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Hi SB

Not my web site , I'm just one of the members

I use the name of DEX on that one
I have posted about 11,000 times on that one ...

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I tried to get to your website, but this is what I get. Is that your website?

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Hi SB

Here's a snapshot of the updated Katie Jig with the UHMW buttons installed in the new Walnut bars...on both ends of the jig.

Now it will not put marks on my router table...thanks to you

The 1st. picture is without them and the others are with them in place...

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Well, if you are thanking me, you are quite welcome. I must say that I think you should go into the production of woodworking equiptment. Quite ingenious.

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Thanks SB

I'm not to sure why Katie didn't do the same, just use one bar on each end, but maybe they just want to sell more items,,(bars) and the finger bars (Alum.guides) are not cheap that's why I made my own...

PLus by using just one on each end the jig should stay true and square to the top of the router table top...no chance of pushing it up on the corner when I hold it down and push in to the router bit..

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I see them, but what are UHMW buttons? Glue them on?

Is it true that the Katie Jig can be used in about 5 minutes out of the box, without adjustment for fit, etc?

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