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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 am 
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Well one of my customers has / Had :D a louvered bi-fold door.

She neither wanted it to remain louvered or a bi-fold.
However it is 92"x 23.5” No one stocks that on Maui, a solid door like that is 8-9 weeks out.

Your mission Mango convert aforementioned door to a solid door.

so I choose to try out the JOINT GENIE on this one.

Except for one minor mistake on my part the tool is really easy to use.

Point of fact, it is pretty much full proof; I being a fool did find one way to screw up :roll:

The only, seriously, the only flaw I see in the tool. There is no midpoint delineation on either size block supplied.

The main strength (selling point) of the tool is perfect error free dowel locations. This is done by resting against the end of the piece being worked on. or leap frog from the previous dowel location. You do end up with perfectly matched dowel locations.

As you will see in the upcoming pictures, I was not about to leap frog down 92" of material to add dowels midpoint.

So a scored midpoint on both blocks would be a very useful addition to the tool. YES I can understand it can take the "FLAWLESS" out of JOINT GENIE's claim. So it may be up to the user to add that midpoint.

As for my mistake, using the Joint Genie. At the Midway point, I had spun the genie 180 degrees thus moving the holes location. Joint Genie has a brilliant fool proof idea. Both sides of the block are identical.. there are location's for (holding screws) to secure the joint Genie in place. They are recessed on both sides of the block, these screws are used for the time when clamps are not possible. All you need to do is simply rotate the depth bars 180 degrees, NOT the bar as I did. :oops: It turns out that was indeed to simple for me. I however recovered.

Folks the bottom line is this; IT WORKED! it was virtually stress free.

I assembled the two pieces with the effort needed to glue and clamp

NO! I AM NOT GETTING 38% for each tool sold; I am getting 0% so buy as many as you want help me out.

I am Mango and I do not have; snow shovel callouses.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:28 am 
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Good job, Mr. Magoo! I guess this is another tool I'll have to buy, Thanks to you!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:28 am 
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I too have used the joint jenie a couple of times ,works great.
I received it gratis from the company. I do reccomend it highly.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:57 am 
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Mango, glad to hear you beat the Genie :wink: :)

Very strong looking joint indeed plus the ply it will last for ever. Good job.

I can tell lots of folks there will come knocking on your door for the Genie :wink: You going to be busier than ever :)

What are you going to use for the finish to keep the Hawaii sun away ?


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Great job, Mango!!!!! Who wants to wait for a door when Mango, the Craftsman, can make it himself!!!!! Good excuse for a new tool, too.

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Great job Mango!!

Verna - you need a reason to buy new tools?? Really?? :confused:


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Great improv Mango. I bet the customer was happy.


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Great job. Thanks for the pix


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Rockfish wrote:
Great job Mango!!

Verna - you need a reason to buy new tools?? Really?? :confused:


Ahhhh, no.....not me. I have far too many tools that still need to take their maiden voyage through some sawdust :oops:

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Mr. Magoo,
I like it!
It just might stick, my friend! :D :D

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Well done Mango-- looks like that's going to turn out just fine
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Nice job Mango.

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Nice job Mango.

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