WWND- What would Niki do? #1: Jigs and Fixtures. Creating something that makes work safer, easier, repeatable and on a budget.

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 07-05-2007 09:31 AM 1359 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I, like many here have been amazed at the posts that LJ member Niki has provided in the realm of jigs, fixtures and set-up tools. I decided to pay him a little homage in the title of this collection of shop fixtures and jigs.

I finally got tired of knocking over my cyanoacrylic glues, only to later find some tool or other in a big amalgam.
I have a bunch of left over hiker mattress pad scraps from making ring inserts for my jewelry boxes. The light bulb came on, and here is what I came up with.


The padding holds the glue bottles in place with just enough friction to keep the whole she-bang upright. I can pick up the box and have my most used adhesives available wherever needed.
Yes it’s a very inelegant little box, but I’m free of the sticky quandary, and it cost me nothing.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#1 posted 07-05-2007 09:42 AM

OK, I’ll say it; I just love little wooden boxes!

Clever idea, Douglas!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 07-05-2007 11:09 AM

lol Don.. I wondered if you were going to love this little “inelegant” box.

Great idea – and a nice box as well!!
love the price

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-05-2007 03:29 PM

Nice shopworkers little helper. Great idea,nice little box. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-05-2007 04:09 PM

Good stuff Douglas. Thanks for the idea!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 07-05-2007 04:30 PM

Great Idea Douglas.

What kind of box do you keep your pixels in?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 07-05-2007 08:26 PM

Douglas -

What a great idea! Thanks.


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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 07-05-2007 08:48 PM

Karson, I usually use a bucket to hold the pixels. I use a galvanized 10 gallon one with a wire bail, and a badger hair round brush (the hand wrapped ones, like those at Garrett Wade) for the spot applications. <hehe>

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 07-06-2007 02:45 AM

Great title… I see a shirt there, though only about 1000 would “get” it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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