Please tell us what you think of our
machine or our service. Feel free to suggest any improvements
or additions you'd like to see.
In all my years of finishing carpentry
and cabinet making have I not found such a versatile
precision made machine. Especially one that has
been developed by a craftsman for the craftsman.
The application of the fixed ratio relationship
as the basis of its orientation provides exact placement
of the cut with ease, even with multiple cuts.
I would also like to applaud you for your High
Speed Steel bits that not only have a more pronounced
elegant design for dovetails, but for their razor
sharp cutting ability with a little maintenance
from a diamond stone.
Hats off to you Martin Godfrey and all of those
at WoodRat for producing such an
innovative and well designed machine.
Alex Disyak Calgary, AB
It has allowed me to explore joints that I would
not otherwise have attempted. It is an excellent
Dr Ian Callaghan
The concept behind it is brilliant and it works
very well. The learning curve is remarkably shallow
and you will be finding new ways to use it almost
I am completely thrilled with it. It is a very
impressive machine and the ideas of things I can
do with it are piling up in my head, I can't explore
them fast enough.
Dennis Tudman email
I've had my WoodRat set up now for about two weeks,
the machine is simply amazing. The joinery process
in our shop has been cut by half.
of M&M Carpentry (email)
I am blown away with your creation. It is by a long
way the best routing and dovetailing platform that
I have ever come across.
Hi, I've just received my 'Rat and set it up and
am extremely impressed with its accuracy and simplicity
of operation. Keep up the good work.
The Rat I purchased so many years ago is still my
most used router setup. Whenever I have a problem
I can't seem to solve any other way, I put on the
thinking cap and head for the Rat where a solution
is usually at hand.
I am delighted with my purchase. I know if I had
bought the Leigh and then came across the WoodRat
I would be cursing myself. The WoodRat fills many
roles with no compromise in quality that I have yet
I bought it as a dovetailing machine,
but I now use it for so many joints I could not begin
to write them all down.
As for the learning curve - its been fun. A Great
way to cut Dovetails, Tenons and sliding dovetails,
clean shoulders, accurate cutting, easy and positively
fun compared to holding a board on end above a router
I'm producing accurate tenons with the cleanest shoulders
this side of woodwork heaven, neat mortises, elegant
dovetails etc. etc. A great way to tame the beast
that is an unharnessed router.
Thank you for your great invention
It is an extremely clever instrument, having both
precision and finesse.
I’m stunned. What an amazing tool.
What was previously reckoned in hours is now accomplished
Your WoodRat is a joy to use, a very clever woodworking
If you are looking for a jig to do dovetails, sliding
dovetails, box joints and just about everything else,
the WoodRat is what you want.
What a difference! It is like night and day.
Most used "tool" in my shop. The more you
use it, the less you even think of using clamps, jigs
Date: 2003-02-07 05:50:56 PST
Thank you for the WoodRat. I love it.
Using the Rat has greatly improved production and
quality in our woodworking shop. We design and build
custom wooden boxes, many of which require the use
of finger joints. Just prior to receiving an order
for 150 boxes, we received our Rat. In a very short
time we were able to cut all the pieces and parts
for these boxes. And what a neat and clean job it
did! We love our WoodRat and would highly recommend
it to anyone in the woodworking industry.
Deb McBride www.azwoodman.com