A surrealistic - meditative journey along a kerfed lining.
If your meditation is good, after some time you will hear beautiful music arranged and played by the Bolivian musician Paúl Paulino López
, recorded on his 2001 Swiss concert tour with William Ernesto Centellas in Zürich. More info on this at www.centellas.com
The manual table saw is a shop made copy of the patented and pricey Jointmaker Pro v2
from Bridge City Tool Works (hence my saw's nickname "Jointapprentice Hobby a1 - where "a" stands for "attempt" ). No commercialization of the original Jointmaker idea allowed until the patent expires (which will be the case in 20 to 25 years after patenting). More info on the original at http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/tools/jointmaker/jmp-v2-jointmaker-pro.html
The patent features some good drawings of the original Jointmaker. Unfortunately I discovered them too late, I gathered all the information from the Jointmaker videos on YouTube.Here is the patent with it's drawings
My own, home made version is mainly made of MDF and plywood, the "heart" of the tool is a Japanese sawblade which does the perfect kerf for the frets on an instrument's fingerboard (my thanks for this hint go to Pete Howlett
), while the "lung" of the tool are two pairs of drawer slides (those cheapos with the flimsy linear ball bearings).
The capabilities of the my copy does not include combined mitre cuts (unless very tiny ones and if you make a jig for this task) and it's cuts are limited to a maximum height of approximately 23 - 32 millimetres (this depends on the blade's rising angle) compared to ca. 40 mm on the original. Workpieces can be up to 73 mm deep, when cheating (= not using the whole blade) up to ca. 170 mm. Maximum cutting height at one stroke (with very soft woods only) is 12 mm.
The gizmo for feeding the lining I made after an idea I have from the Italian world class luthier Luca Waldner
), back in the times when he had the guts to run an own Internet forum and had some really useful hints online.
You can find details and lot's of pictures about the building process on the ANZLF
(Australian New Zealand Luthiers Forum, viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3128 [this thread]
Any questions about the saw or the music and the musician are welcome.
Any intelligent comments are welcome.
Keep all stupid comments for yourself unless you are a well respected ANZLF member
Thanks for watching, listening, reading and for your patience!