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Project by kiefer posted 06-22-2015 09:32 PM 2455 views 15 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these jig knobs using the cap of orange juice bottles and 15 mm/ 5/8” Baltic birch plywood and a !/4” carriage bolt with nut and washer .
I just could not throw the caps away as they provide such a good grip and provide a nice finish for the knob .
These will go on a jig I am working on .
Here are a few pictures of how I made the disc and marked out the saw cuts to match the fins inside the cap .

Draw the circle to the size of the inside of the cap and drill a 1/4” hole followed by cutting out the disc with band saw .Then it’s onto the disc sander and the precise disc sanding jig which I previously posted see link .
Onto marking the location of the fins by inserting the disc into the cap and giving it a tap with my little tapper mallet this will indent the plywood disc slightly ,mark the location with a pencil and cut the slots with the band saw .
Install the 1/4’ bolt nut and washer and drive the assembly into the cap ,I got a nice tight fit on all three and they work just great .
Save the caps it makes nice clean knobs and takes no time it all and the price is right as my tool shop want’s about $3.80 a piece for them now .

Another little reuse project .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 09:38 PM



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#2 posted 06-22-2015 09:40 PM

Simple yet effective. Interesting, and of course green. Nice.

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 09:41 PM

great idea!

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 10:27 PM

Awesome!! with a 3yr old at home we go through a load of these bottles of juice and then some, your handy work makes me wonder why I never thought of this, now, this is recycling at its best. Super awesome idea, and you can bet that I will be making quite of these.

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 10:33 PM

Klaus…wow, you are always thinking and creating. very nice…!

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 10:36 PM

I like that idea of recycling what normally would be thrown away. I’m going to start saving caps from Orange Juice Bottle.

Thanks for that idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 11:17 PM

You are certainty a thinking man. Your turning out some nifty little projects Kiefer. Clever idea I might add.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 06-23-2015 12:04 AM

Very cool, Klaus. Better than you can buy, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 06-23-2015 12:07 AM


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#10 posted 06-23-2015 12:30 AM

Nice save Klaus.

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#11 posted 06-23-2015 04:52 AM

Green in more ways than one….

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#12 posted 06-23-2015 10:59 AM


-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#13 posted 06-23-2015 12:35 PM

Oh yes

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#14 posted 06-23-2015 12:40 PM

thanks for posting. I am saving orange juice lids now!

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#15 posted 06-23-2015 02:27 PM

That’s the way to go ! I like it. You can’t trow away such good grip. I also like your precise disc sanding jig, which I favorite of course.



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