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    Joint Genie

    Just purchased this neat little dowelling jig called Joint Genie. I had been wanting to buy a good dowel jig for a while now. The price of the pound now is a bit expensive but this tool is a winner. I bought the metric size; they are making it in imperial as well.

    Here is a link to a YouTube vid by the owners.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=v6fIrMNPwqk

    And here are a couple of photos from what arrived in the mail yesterday.

    8mm Craftsman Set



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    Looks like a winner Alex!
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    Looks pretty sweet Alex. What is the cost for it and how long did the shipping take? Have you had the chance to try it out yet?
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    Alex,

    That's way cool. Not sure they're sold around these parts, though!

    Thanks,

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    That is pretty neat! And versatile to boot. I bet any machinist could build one. Heck the holes for the dowels don't even have to be evenly spaced in the tool. Hmmmmm. Jim.
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    I thought making one would be not too difficult if I had the right tools. But I'm set up for wood not steel. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet but will get there soon. I don't think there is a distributor in N.A. I ordered mine direct from the web site. Shipping took about a week. Cost was 80 quid.

    http://www.joint-genie.co.uk/home_page.html

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    Joint Genie

    Hi Alex,

    Nice tool. But, We don't have any "Quid" here in Hawaii. Would squid do?

    I guess I better check the monitary exchange on this.

    Looking forward to what you make using this. If you do your usual, it's got to be great.

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    Hmmmm, 80 squid might be a slippery proposition.

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    Hi Guys,

    I hope you don't mind me popping in here but I though I would let you know that Joint-genie now have an Imperial tool and an American website.

    www.joint-genie.com

    I have been using the metric one for a few years now and have been very impressed with it I hope you guys like the new ones in old fashioned inches

    Ralph
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    Hey Ralph, good to see you!

    While we are dredging up this old thread, we should ask for a long term review from Alex

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