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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 1682 days ago 2296 reads 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sometimes get requests for things I have made one of and find that making a second one is as time consuming as the first and prone to the same errors.
To avoid this I try to make jigs that take the guessing out and speed up the process when the need arises.

Special thanks to Dusty56 who inspired me and helped me get up and running on this project.

To follow this build please see my blog here:
http://shopprojectsandjigs.blogspot.com/2011/01/production-jig-for-multi-business-card.html

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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GMman

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#1 posted 1682 days ago

That I like showing step by step, good job. I know it is time consuming to show step by step but it helps others to see how it was done.

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 1682 days ago

Bob,
I thank I enjoied the jigs more than the outcome. lol You did a fantastic job in the step by step. This is the stuff mentors are made of. The clamp for the routing, now that is neat. Did you make that too? When I see the end of the project, being so new to woodworking, I can’t imagine all the steps that go into it. This is great for us newbee’s. Thank you, Rand

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degoose

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#3 posted 1682 days ago

That jig could be adapted to a variety of uses … thanks… Larry…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

Bob
Great looking jig. Is that just the base or do you cut a slot in it to hold the business cards? Nice Purpleheart :)
Bruce

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

Thank you for the acknowledgement , Bob….I picked up a set of the mimi’s from Eagle America just in case I ever need a back up bit or two : ) They seem identical to my original set : ) Looks like a great idea you’ve got going on there ” ) Now let’s see some of the finished products : )

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/16691

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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hunter71

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

well built. A LOT better than most of mine. I have a cupboard full of templates that I re-use. Great for that “can you make me one like you made ….........”

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Moron

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

Not bad Bob

Cheers

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Karson

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#8 posted 1682 days ago

Bob That a great looking jig. A neat idea on getting the repeatability on multiple parts.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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hootr

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#9 posted 1669 days ago

good work work bob

-- Ron, Missouri

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1669 days ago

Absolutely beautiful finished projects , Bob !

Do you route the profiles in one pass ?

Where did you find the “finger saver” ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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hootr

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#11 posted 1663 days ago

like the idea but i’m confused
the 7th picture down, with the protype blank, looks like a comercialy built one

i’ve had a couple near misses with small stuff
glad it’s not posted in “safety in the shop” forum
it’s in my fav list, just that one pic that threw me

-- Ron, Missouri

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Jeison

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#12 posted 1663 days ago

Ron, I think you’re talking about the small parts clamp to rout the blank, thats not the actual jig he made

also very cool stuff bob!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1663 days ago

Great idea and explanation.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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hootr

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#14 posted 1663 days ago

ok
that makes more sense to me
think i’ll build one of those too

-- Ron, Missouri

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