Jointmaker Pro Showing Up Now!

A few folk on blogs  have mentioned getting their Jointmaker Pro.   Mine will probably ship today or tomorrow!   I am hoping, today!

At the Festool Owners Group, two of the participants have mentioned getting their JMP and that it was a lot of parts to put together, but it has gone together wonderfully as it was precision fit.  They were also expecting a black unit, not a blue one.  I was expecting amber, but I am fine with the amber on blue!  Here is an assembly video from Youtube. The link was from the Bridge City Forum.

This video shows, not just how to do the slider assembly and how to square the tables,  it also shows what the production model looks like.

I am personally expecting great things from the JMP, so I am exited to see what others come up with, and looking forward to mine!  I wonder how long before we start seeing things that people made on their JMP?


9 comments to Jointmaker Pro Showing Up Now!

  • According to UPS, mine should arrive tomorrow. It’s a 6 day trip from Oregon to Austin.

    I hope a users group forms somewhere. Given their forums are stagnant, I don’t know if it will be there or not. Maybe it just needs the release to start building a critical mass. I’ll try to post there a bit to see if people start heading there.

  • Lucky! You will be able to hold gloat over me for a week, Cory. I probably won’t see mine till Wednesday next week.

    I am trying to prime the pump at the Bridge City blog as well. There are only 3OO or less of us to start, so I suspect that we might not have a huge number of participants. One good exception will be the Festool users group. Since that group was rather interested, and the folk there post, we may see some activity.

    If the JMP is half as useful as I suspect it will be, then I will regularly be posting my own work and links to other folks work with this tool.


  • Bob,
    I might be making assumptions from the japanese tools you use and a few furniture pieces on your site. Do you know any good sources for information on japanese furniture?

    I like the geometric aspects of it and doing the precision joinery should be easy on the JMP.

  • I tend to examine finished articles, take photos and make sketches in order to copy stuff I like. I do have a range of Japanese Joinery books, but I really am not the one to give advice on this. Skip might have some good suggestions for you after he reads this. Otherwise if you ask that question at you might get swamped with top end information.

    I do want to try my hand at a few Japanese Puzzles however!


  • Skip J.

    Bob Said:

    “I tend to examine finished articles, take photos and make sketches in order to copy stuff I like. I do have a range of Japanese Joinery books, but I really am not the one to give advice on this. Skip might have some good suggestions for you after he reads this.”

    Wish I could help you guys, but my interest has always been larger stuff for outdoors, basically timber framing with class and elegance. A Japanese temple being a perfect example. I appreciate their furniture designs, but have no clue of the joinery. Sorry……

    Bob, I am expecting great things to come from your JMP; maybe all your blade making is a clue?

    And my own separate observation from the outside looking in is your interest in the precision and repeatability of cutting wood parts – particularly complex small parts like clock gears. My observation is that handtool guys’n gals can speed up their cutting operations and improve their quality without investing in and operating machinery to accurately mill wooden parts.


  • This puts Skip and I in the same boat, Cory.

    When a tool like this comes along, often lots of others follow in short order. As limitations occur, methods to get around them tend to show up. This is an interesting time to do woodworking!


  • Hi Folks;

    Just a quick note to invite all who want to participate or follow the Jointmaker Pro to join our forum at Bridge City ( the link is at the bottom of our splash page.

    We will answer any and all questions there for the collective benefit of all of our users. As you might imagine, it is nearly impossible for us to follow all of the disparate threads regarding this new tool. We hope you join us!

    Thank you for your interest in the Jointmaker Pro.


    John Economaki

  • I am all for this, John! I will be doing what I can to participate. I want the Bridge City JMP forum to be jumping with content!

    Here is the link!


  • All good advice Dave, but I stpoped using sharpies. Some woods, like the cottonwood I use a lot, I have found that the ink from a sharpie can sometimes bleed deep enough that it is terrible to get removed without removing too much wood in the process.As alternatives, I’ve used #2 pencils, carpenter’s pencils, lumber crayons, marking knives, and others I can’t think of at the moment. Each of these choices has it’s advantages and disadvantages. My newest favorite is mechanical pencils. I like being able to use one marking tool for it all, witmess marks, layout, everything. I feel the mechanical pencil leaves an easy to see mark, is thin enough for reasonable accuracy, and is easily sanded off.

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