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    is this a good system?

    My flatwork projects are few, very simple, small and, usually not very well done. I would love to make some boxes and small chests but haven't developed the knowledge to try any. This system:
    http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...nt_system.html
    is in the latest MLCS catalog and looks to be designed just for guys like me. I have the funds squirreled away from some recent sales to pay for it. I would get the $169 starter set. This could be used on my Grizzly mini-shaper ( real workhorse despite it's toy sized appearance) or, possibly on the big new/old shaper I recently acquired.
    From those in the know, would this be a wise way to go?
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    Not sure Frank but I look it over 3 or 4 times whenever their catalog comes in the mail. Looks pretty interesting.
    Looking forward to the responses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Not sure Frank but I look it over 3 or 4 times whenever their catalog comes in the mail. Looks pretty interesting.
    Looking forward to the responses
    I just got their catalog yesterday. Just glanced through it. Looks interesting I must say. Quite a few templates.
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    I've always found the joints to be interesting. I like some of them better than others. Seems like it might be kind of slow, but might be nice for small projects...

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    I've got the system, and I really like it. I haven't used it a lot but it works well and as quick or quicker than setting up a dovetail jig. I made a rack to hold some T-Handle allen wrenches and it makes tight joints.




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    That's as good an endorsment as I can ask. Thanks.
    BTW, very nice looking tool rack. Can we say "bigger version for lathe tools?"
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    I've also seen this system before and woundered about it. Dan glad ya give it a good endorsement. might have to look harder at getting one.

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    Hi Frank,

    I am also in the "No help" category. I can easily say that it sure looks apealing and interesting.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Frank, I am in the category of, buy it and tell me how good it is. I have always wanted that set up. need someone to blame it on, buddy.
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    Isn't this the same thing as the Woodline route-r-joint jig?

    They come to all the woodshows.

    I actually bought that jig, had it for a couple years, and then sold it. It worked, but it was a bit finicky to set up (like all of them), and I just didn't find I used it.
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