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Matt Kenney's Ultimate Jig

comments (31) May 14th, 2014 in blogs, videos

Ed_Pirnik Ed Pirnik, Senior Web Producer
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Video Length: 0:17
Produced by: Ed Pirnik, Cari Delahanty

It turns out that Matt Kenney is more than just a sharp wordsmith and gifted craftsman--he's a "jack of all jigs." Check out this short video. The proof is in the pudding!

And if you think this is a bad, be sure to check out our now-editor, and former managing editor Tom McKenna's sizzle reel (groan).

posted in: blogs, videos, funny, blooper

Comments (31)

Eindecker Eindecker writes: Hey, why not have some fun once in a while? No curmudgeons required!
Posted: 11:45 am on May 25th

WyoGrizz WyoGrizz writes: Watched it ...... didn't believe what I saw ......... watched it again! Wasn't the "greatest jig" but was a good jig!! Thanks for the morning chuckle!!
Posted: 8:53 am on May 21st

berferdt berferdt writes: wasted 17 seconds, but less time than he usually wastes . . . most useful and competent thing he's posted
Posted: 7:13 am on May 21st

maccaschoice maccaschoice writes: I may have missed it - but what I would like to see is the detail of the jig on the router table - what it does, benefits and how to make it

I did expect to see something that would help me in my woodwork

perhaps I have lost my sense of humor
Posted: 9:58 pm on May 19th

ranste ranste writes: I'm not sure if this jig is the "ultimate" but it certainly is a good laugh! Thanks!
Posted: 1:53 pm on May 19th

davidewi davidewi writes: got a laugh.... refreshing little laugh. Worth my 17 seconds.

I chose to click on the play button. Therefore, I chose to view the video. I also chose not to stop the video when I determined it was a humorous post. I also read the meta data below the post in advance and still chose to view the video.

I appreciate the FWW team putting themselves out there every now and then, reminding me that they are regular guys like me.

Thanks guys!

Posted: 12:06 pm on May 19th

John3827 John3827 writes: FWW, please stop wasting my time (even if it's only 17 seconds). If I'm looking for "humor," I'll go somewhere else where it's actually funny.
Posted: 11:32 am on May 19th

taneze taneze writes: Mr . Kenney , now you are in debt with me.
Teach me how to make the master jig.
From Sao Paulo, Brazil
Posted: 6:45 am on May 19th

scottsinner scottsinner writes: Very funny, and I needed a laugh today. As I was hitting "play" on the video, I was wondering how in the world he could describe a jig in 17 seconds. Now I see.
Posted: 12:23 pm on May 18th

rivercityguy rivercityguy writes: Wow. And I thought this blog was about the video. Now it is about the comments made by fellow members. I think the staff of Fine Woodworking can stand up for themselves. Maybe they could make a video about it?
Posted: 7:27 am on May 18th

wood5200 wood5200 writes: OMG..... You people need to loosen up a bit (BLOGGERS)... I got a giggle out of and showed it to my Wife who also got a giggle..... Made me smile.... Nice way to start a Sunday morning....
Posted: 6:35 am on May 18th

Calwilliams63 Calwilliams63 writes: Wow.... you people need to loosen up a bit.
Posted: 10:06 pm on May 17th

neido neido writes: Is there no humor left in the great USA

Posted: 8:09 pm on May 17th

Fredg Fredg writes: Good to see some people still have a sense of humor! IMO All the other experts need to quit taking themselves so seriously. 98% of the time the magazine and website deliver besides the fact the "ultimate jig" video is available for free to all.
Posted: 8:07 pm on May 17th

Fredg Fredg writes: Good to see some people still have a sense of humor! IMO All the other experts need to quit taking themselves so seriously. 98% of the time the magazine and website deliver besides the fact the "ultimate jig" video is available for free to all.
Posted: 8:07 pm on May 17th

RandyEngle RandyEngle writes: In addition to the 17 sec, I also want my money back. I am offended by this amateurish use of my most valuable commodity, my time.
Posted: 5:29 pm on May 17th

rivercityguy rivercityguy writes: This used to be the resource I turned to to improve my woodworking knowledge base. If want funny clips, I'll waste my time on You Tube.

Stick to what made Gume Woodworking a great publication.
Posted: 4:55 pm on May 17th

seattlerust seattlerust writes: Time is my most precious commodity. I sure hate to waste it.
Posted: 2:01 pm on May 17th

Gerry4 Gerry4 writes: YIKES!!!!

Matt, you've outdone yourself again........
Posted: 12:15 pm on May 17th

VESPID VESPID writes: Whats with the background? Is that left over from a 1970's PBS show on doing crafts at home?
Posted: 9:31 am on May 17th

Shakaleg Shakaleg writes: Groan.
Posted: 9:21 am on May 17th

KenBrechen KenBrechen writes: There must have been thousands of people who thought of this "pun" and rejected it. They were right. It reminds me of advice I once got from an older woodworker: "just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done."
Posted: 8:37 am on May 17th

usafchief usafchief writes: Interesting watching him take off his ear muffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 8:22 am on May 17th

usafchief usafchief writes: after reading comments before seeing this "JIG" do I really want to see it???????
Posted: 8:20 am on May 17th

user-3288373 user-3288373 writes: What jig????
Posted: 7:09 am on May 17th

farogers farogers writes: By "The proof is in the pudding..." you must be referring to the old saying that goes, "The proof of the eating is in the pudding."
Posted: 6:50 am on May 17th

Zoukerman Zoukerman writes: Sorry Matt, but as every good woodworker knows, jigs are in 6/8 time, not 4/4 like your dance music.
Posted: 5:30 am on May 17th

Timburrrrr Timburrrrr writes: Noooooo and I thought my name was bad
Posted: 3:19 am on May 17th

doc1809 doc1809 writes: Fred Astaire is taking up woodworking in revenge.
Posted: 10:27 pm on May 14th

MKenney MKenney writes: That's how I danced at my wedding. I just didn't have a gut then.
Posted: 3:54 pm on May 14th

bbrozo bbrozo writes: Egad!! I want my seventeen seconds back...
Posted: 3:10 pm on May 14th

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