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« on: March 15, 2016, 12:09 PM »
Hi Everyone

Imagine being in the middle of a field with just your trestles, a drill and a pair of small clamps. On the trestles is a bare board of MDF. Out of the sky the Parf Guide System (PGS) arrives and with it you are able to create a near CNC accurate array of 20 mm holes with the rows and columns at right angles.

It takes about 10 minutes to make a track saw cutting station for use with Veritas Parf Dogs. If you want to cut 77 holes for a custom bench top then it will take just over an hour.

The PGS has been nearly 3 years in development and has had several working prototypes along the way. All the components (bar a 3 mm drill bit) are custom made to amazing accuracy and I can assure you it does produce brilliant results. After my first year of work I approached Axminster Tools and Machinery and we joined forces to develop and refine the system. In the UK the system retails at £99.95.

Here is the Overview video:


I have also made a video in two parts showing the detail of its use.

Part 1:


Part 2:


Axminster have the initial stock but it will take a day or two for it to be on their web site. Their telephone sales staff can take orders right away whilst stocks last.

Peter

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 12:41 PM »
What a great idea. How do I get one on the US.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 12:43 PM »
Pure genius!
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 12:43 PM »
What a great idea. How do I get one on the US.
I am pretty sure that Axminster will supply to the US but I suspect you have to do that through their web site. The PGS will take another 48 hours to appear there.

I wonder if you will be the first US person to own one?

UPDATE:

I have just spoken to Axminster.
They will deliver to the US. Send an email to export@axminster.co.uk or telephone them on +44 1297 33666

UPDATE:

Peter
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 12:51 PM »
Pure genius!

Hi Cliff,

Many thanks. When I made my mobile work bench I tried a number of ways to get the layout of holes right. I was so frustrated that I knew there had to be a practical solution. I have since replaced the top with a new one made using the final prototype system.

The first prototype of the PGS was a wooden mock-up which I still have. It is made from maple and I remember nervously taking it down to Axminster to show them They have been great.

There seems to be some (non woodworking) press interest in this which could be interesting.

Cheers.

Peter

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 01:04 PM »
Peter, I hope you are getting a generous cut of the profits. This looks like a real winner.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 01:08 PM »
Peter, I hope you are getting a generous cut of the profits. This looks like a real winner.

I will not be buying a yacht but I hope I may be lucky enough to be able to have a week cycling in the summer.

Cheers.

Peter

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 01:13 PM »
When is it in store?

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2016, 01:19 PM »
When is it in store?

It can be ordered by phone now, hopefully on the website tomorrow but I am not sure how many of the first production run will make it to the stores.

Peter

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2016, 01:54 PM »
That is such a great idea. Thank you are all the helpful videos!
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2016, 02:09 PM »
That is such a great idea. Thank you are all the helpful videos!

Cheers.

Peter

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2016, 06:27 PM »
This looks great Peter!! Will certainly be having one later this year as i am hoping to finally have a garage to call my own workshop when we move house and this will allow me to create MFT style benches to compliment my MFT3.

Also have to say the other UJK bits I already have are top quality so glad you idea found the quality backing and manufacturing it deserves.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2016, 06:39 PM »
I was just going to post the video on here but I find you lot already know.

Looks good Peter. I've posted it on the UK workshop forum.


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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2016, 07:29 PM »
Nice !!!
I'm all over this, really cool set up , hope I can get my hands on one
Billy

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2016, 07:46 PM »
Ingenious idea and am sure it will so be on my wish list

My one question is how critical is it that the 3mm pilot holes are as near as vertical as possible. If they are not vertical will it introduce error into the spacing of the 20mm dog holes?
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2016, 07:56 PM »
I was just going to post the video on here but I find you lot already know.

Looks good Peter. I've posted it on the UK workshop forum.
Me too lol

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2016, 08:11 PM »
Good on ya Peter!  I love the simplicity of it. Great job keeping everything in line and nice and tidy!  I think you have a winner here... Might have to replace my LR 32 setup to do this now. ;^)

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2016, 08:33 PM »
Great work Peter! Definitely an interesting product. Thanks for hanging in there with the idea until it was perfect.

A couple of observations
- I could envision a 3D printed dust shroud that would click on the 'bridge'. Though it could introduce some twist hose and all.
- Clearly having a Festool drill with removable chuck makes this easier. A regular drill could be a handful when setting up the 'bridge' for the next holes. What's your experience?

Questions
- What are the accuracy of the finished product. While its stated to be fairly accurate what is the real data ? Like a 5 cut test ?
- Is the 20 mm drill bit a tiny bit undersize as to give accurate holes ?

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2016, 09:05 PM »
Absolutely brilliant Peter. While I have you I'd like to thank you for all your hard work and videos, I thoroughly enjoy them and get a lot out of them.

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 10:33 PM »
Quite brilliant and as usual, the videos are completely explanatory. I've sent Axminster an email in hopes to get one here to the US soon  :)

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2016, 11:07 PM »
Really well designed and executed.  Your videos make you realize 'why didn't I think of that'.  You nailed it with simplicity.

Would love to see this available in the US in time.

neil

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2016, 02:14 AM »
I was just going to post the video on here but I find you lot already know.

Looks good Peter. I've posted it on the UK workshop forum.

Brilliant - well done. I am not a member of that forum and cannot take on another commitment like that so if there are any questions please get them referred to me either through YouTube or here.

Many thanks for your initiative.

Peter

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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2016, 02:20 AM »
Ingenious idea and am sure it will so be on my wish list

My one question is how critical is it that the 3mm pilot holes are as near as vertical as possible. If they are not vertical will it introduce error into the spacing of the 20mm dog holes?

The 3 mm holes need to be as near vertical as possible and that is not hard to achieve with the stainless steel guide provided in the kit. It only takes about 4 or 5 goes with it to sense when things are not upright.

Yesterday I had a woodworking novice visit me (at his expense and nothing was offered or promised in return) and I filmed him doing a small bench top for his garage workshop. He has been woodworking for just 3 months since retirement! He had no problems at all, I took no part in the use of the PGS and he produced a perfect piece of work. I will post a video about this when I can get the editing done.

As I said, nothing was offered or promised but I did give him a set of Veritas Parf Dogs and Small Bench Dogs as a thank-you at the end.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2016, 02:37 AM »
Great work Peter! Definitely an interesting product. Thanks for hanging in there with the idea until it was perfect.

A couple of observations
- I could envision a 3D printed dust shroud that would click on the 'bridge'. Though it could introduce some twist hose and all.
- Clearly having a Festool drill with removable chuck makes this easier. A regular drill could be a handful when setting up the 'bridge' for the next holes. What's your experience?

Questions
- What are the accuracy of the finished product. While its stated to be fairly accurate what is the real data ? Like a 5 cut test ?
- Is the 20 mm drill bit a tiny bit undersize as to give accurate holes ?

I am sure that there will be some accessories in the not too distant future - I have a number of ideas which can now be looked at in detail.

The Festool drill with the removable chuck is a great help but not essential - it just helps the operator do the move and does not affect the accuracy achieved.

The accuracy is well beyond the average woodworker's requirement. I use a 12" engineer's square for all of my work and I have done my best in the videos to show the near perfect cuts achieved using that square and the light behind it.

Peter

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2016, 02:39 AM »
Really well designed and executed.  Your videos make you realize 'why didn't I think of that'.  You nailed it with simplicity.

Would love to see this available in the US in time.

neil

This is the very top of the to-do list and I am sure that Axminster will be looking at the North American options very hard in the next day or two.

Peter

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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2016, 02:49 AM »
Brilliant as usual Peter and thanks for the videos that always make things look simple and answer the questions we all want to ask. It's very competitively priced and about the same as a one off CNC top which makes it a must have. In the hands of woodworkers I can see a rash of homemade cutting and clamping jigs breaking out on the fog. I've wanted a simple top for site work but never got round to making one continuing to drag the MFT around and just finished a new workshop in the garden that needs a bench.
I am definatly ordering one to fulfill those needs safe in the knowledge that if it's the wrong shape, size etc all I lose is material and not expensive CNC time.
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2016, 04:08 AM »
I second what Petey83 said about UJK quality being top notch. I bought one of their mitre gauge/fences and its excellent.
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2016, 04:22 AM »
Please forgive me taking this short cut to thank everyone for the very kind comments and the encouragement above. As you might imagine, I have been inundated with emails, messages and phone calls and, as a one man band, am working flat out.

Thank you very much indeed.

Peter

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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2016, 05:27 AM »
I noticed this on the Axminster website this morning and then discovered this thread!

Great work Peter. I can see many uses for this, jigs setups in particular.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-parf-guide-system-102278

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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2016, 05:35 AM »
I noticed this on the Axminster website this morning and then discovered this thread!

Great work Peter. I can see many uses for this, jigs setups in particular.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-parf-guide-system-102278

Yes, do not be put off by it being "Out of Stock" - the system is set up so that you can still put it in your basket to order it.

Axminster are shipping to North America (and other charming places across the World).

Peter