Post your jigs and other time saving devices (some pics)

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Post your jigs and other time saving devices (some pics)

Post by mokanmikey » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:21 am

A member asked if I would post some of the jigs I have made to speed up the "station" work at the workshops. OK! 8)
If you have something that would help speed up or make a job easier, please post it to help others as others have helped us along the way!

I will do some work to the car in block form before it is cut out. This gives me a standard size to work off of.

This simple jig is made to drill the axel holes. The back board has a mark that corrasponds to the drill bit. Hold the car in this 90 degree jig, line up the car slot to the mark and drill. This is a great station for a boy to do himself.

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Hope this helps some one out!
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This jig is made to hold the uncut block tightly. My radial arm saw has a router collar on the opposite side of the blade. Two stops are set on the base to move the jig side to side and I set up clamps/blocks on the saw slide to limit forward and backward positions. I recommend the flat pinecar weight with easy breakoff tabs for the parents to purchase for this app. This makes weigh in night much easier for all.
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Some belt sanders won't clamp down very easy. I made boxes to enclose them and set up a stop on the back to keep the car from flying away as they do sometimes with the kids running them. It is also set up as a flat surface sander only. ( Be sure to cut vent holes for the sander )I have another one that clamps down to be able to use the roller end for rounded areas. (Wish I had a drum sander).

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I have another one that clamps down to be able to use the roller end for rounded areas. (Wish I had a drum sander).

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Post by bthere » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:04 pm

We use something very similar for the drill press fixture. Since we allow the wheel base to be changed, we have also set up stops for the car block that positions the wheels at the far ends of the block.

I assembled a router jig for use with a Dremel router that allows the kids (with adult hands) to create a pocket for weights.

I love the belt sander setup. I have only had the sander clamped upside down, but I really like the idea of building a box with a stop. Makes me feel kind of dense not having thought of that.

Thanks for all of the pictures.


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Post by Pinewood Daddy » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:50 pm

mokanmikey wrote:Wish I had a drum sander.
Woodcraft sells a few sleeveless sanding drums for the drill press that use and sand paper you have. I've bought 3 so far. http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=258 There's a local store 10 miles away from where I work, just far enough so I don't go there often!!

They've got alot of great stuff!!!!



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Post by ranman106 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:28 pm

Thanks for the follow up post!


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Post by mokanmikey » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:21 pm

My pleasure! :bigups:


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Post by mokanmikey » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:17 am

I fixed the photos, hosting site I was using crashed :(


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Post by ranman106 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:51 pm

mokanmikey wrote:I fixed the photos, hosting site I was using crashed :(
I am so glad you fixed those. They have been a tremendous help.


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Post by 10X » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:23 am

OMG. Are you kidding me? Is that what that threaded part is opposite the blade on my radial arm saw. I'm about to take a 1/2 day off work & check my saws right now. This will make my life much easier this year. Thanks for sharing.



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Post by mokanmikey » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:31 pm

My pleasure!!

Workshop this weekend for the boys, that was last years posting but fixing the pics brought them up front.

Glad to share and thankful for all those who shared with me!!


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Post by mokanmikey » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:02 pm

Here is a jig I have used from Teeeman. (Thanks bunches! :mrgreen: )

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Here is a link to the thread explaining the set up.

http://derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=2162

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Post by BigDozer66 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:32 am

10X wrote:OMG. Are you kidding me? Is that what that threaded part is opposite the blade on my radial arm saw. I'm about to take a 1/2 day off work & check my saws right now. This will make my life much easier this year. Thanks for sharing.
I do not have a radial arm saw but if I did I would not have known that either! :oops:

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Post by derbster » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:47 pm

Mokanmikey - is it difficult to keep things square to the sanding hub?



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Post by Hurly64 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:36 am

That radial-arm saw set up can also be set up as a pin router or a shaper. A pin router can do anything that your router can do and much more. I can PDF a good article on using the pin router if anyone is interested.



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Post by mokanmikey » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:53 pm

Once again I picked a bad photo hosting site and lost all :roll:

The pics are updated again!

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Post by Jeff Piazza » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:06 am

Here's a pretty cool belt sander stand from Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Belt-Sander-Stand/.

I recently built a stand based on this, but I haven't tried it at a workshop yet.

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