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Offline jacko9

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Hand Tool Usage and You
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:15 PM »
There is nothing smoother than a Japanese wooden Spokeshave for fine tweaking a profile leaving a perfect finish.  I love my hand tools as much as my power tools and my machinery gives me the backbone to get wood into the starting shape to begin work.  I would love to sell my 24" Leigh Dovetail jig with a vast assortment of carbide cutters since the instruction book put me to sleep and I went back to my handsaws and chisels.

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Offline Hookie

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Re: Hand Tool Usage and You
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 06:01 AM »
Jacko...

I could give your Leigh manual a home! A pipe burst in my garage, and drenched my planer, and the bookshelf above it. Hence no Leigh manual any more!  ;D

John
It started with a : TS 55 REBQ-Plus-FS
Then parallel guides.... Extra tracks. Then a Domino 500! Now a Midi extractor. Next an MFT, Domino XL,  Dominos and cutters. Router, OF 1400 added to the armoury... Just bought my 'Domiplate'.. The LR 32 jig and track. And finally, A TS 75 Track saw, sans track. My shop is turning very green and black.
Regards, Hook.

Offline jacko9

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Re: Hand Tool Usage and You
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 05:02 PM »
John,

Since I started this post I upgraded my Leigh jig and have added the dust attachment.  The newer additions came with an upgraded manual.

You can download a copy of the manual at their website.

Jack

Offline Hookie

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  • Making stuff in the Midlands, UK.
Re: Hand Tool Usage and You
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 05:24 PM »
Thanks Jack.

Hmm! When  I can sort out what I need from the extensive list! Wow!

My jig was bought in the 1990s, and has been upgraded with new index scales, and clamping levers. I do know how to operate the jig, but it's been a couple of years since I was able to use it; just need a refresher I guess!

 I might have difficulty sorting out which manual is applicable though, so I'll contact Leigh, and find out!
Thanks again for the information.

Regards

John 
It started with a : TS 55 REBQ-Plus-FS
Then parallel guides.... Extra tracks. Then a Domino 500! Now a Midi extractor. Next an MFT, Domino XL,  Dominos and cutters. Router, OF 1400 added to the armoury... Just bought my 'Domiplate'.. The LR 32 jig and track. And finally, A TS 75 Track saw, sans track. My shop is turning very green and black.
Regards, Hook.

Offline jacko9

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Re: Hand Tool Usage and You
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 11:43 PM »
John,

Check out their website at ;

http://www.leighjigs.com/support.php

I too have been upgrading my Leigh since I purchased the D1258R with all of the upgrades but, the best upgrade has been their VSR 24 dust collection attachment that really works quite fine with my Festool CT22 with the 36mm hose.

Jack