Just finished purchasing this FMT from fellow member Ed Gerhard. He accepted my offer, took the trouble of packing it up real nice n safe and sent it on its way to Japan.
Leigh Frame Mortice and Tenon Jig
Many thanks Ed.
Congrats, Alex. That's some serious jigness going on there.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
Tired of that Joint Genie already?
But careful... saying something like "more robust" can be fightin words for some folks when it comes to joint descriptions. I've seen various magazine articles or other articles (like this one on another forum) where folks try to scientifically test joints. Sometimes it's about trying to find out how good biscuit joints are, or sometimes it's about how good the domino is, or sometimes it's about how good dowels are. Heck, sometimes it's even without any prior expectations! (if you can believe that.) Personally, I don't go around saying any one is "better" or "stronger" any more. I just say that one is "good enough", or "I feel like using this one".
I was surprised to hear claimed the other day that dowels used to be used a lot in furniture construction back 100+ years ago.
But I rather digress. I've heard great things about the FMT, but haven't ever tried one myself. Let us know how complicated it is to set up and use. How do you find it for just cutting 4 joints, for instance, versus doing 10 or more?