Stumpy Nubs Jig Contest

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Project by Roger posted 788 days ago 2856 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my jig/s. There are actually 2 because they kind of go together. They are not new, but, are very simple and helpful if you turn a lot of pens & pencils. The 1st part(not really a jig I guess), is the “mini” sled for the bandsaw. It works gr8 for cutting blanks. It has its own fence, and a stop block held by a small clamp for all those repetitive cuts. I’ve used this sled for a lot of other small things also. Part 2 is just a wood clamp that I cut a square hole to hold the pen blank to drill the hole through it for the brass sleeve for any innards that need to be epoxied or glued before turning. Thnx for lookin. Luck to all entrants, serious, and fun ones alike. Thanks Stumps for puttin it on also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 788 days ago

Nice jig. Glad to see you made it back to the shop. Good luck on Stumpy’s Contest.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 788 days ago

Nicely done ,both are very useful .

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 788 days ago

Thanks for sharing. You gave me an idea to improve one of my jigs for the band saw.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 788 days ago

Good work and a fine jigs Roger. Good luck with your entry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 787 days ago

Always good to see how others do it Roger :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 787 days ago

Nice jigs Roger! The good ones are always the ones we seem to use over and over

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 787 days ago

thanks Roger i really like the band saw one .being a newbee i tend to use it a lot. and good luck on the contest its a lot of fun win ,lose or draw

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 787 days ago

Hey Roger nice entry. Hope you win. Good luck.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 787 days ago

question: How come you cut your pen blanks on the bandsaw and not the tablesaw?

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#10 posted 787 days ago

Adrian, I’d like to take a stab at answering your question with my guess for band saw cutting. Two reasons I think, thin kerf on band saw, look like roger makes a lot of pens and the 1/8” vs 1/32? Adds up, plus the bandsaw is much safer than a table saw.

Great jigs roger.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#11 posted 787 days ago

Appreciate everyones comments. I believe we are all winners on these fine pages of LJ’s. Adrian: cuttin small parts on a table saw is too challenging and unsafe, unless you have a sled, which I do, and I’ll use it for larger projects. It’s just much easier to have a “smaller” version of a sled on the bandsaw for small parts such as these, and much, much safer. Blanks could be cut on a miter saw also, but, again, that’s a bit unsafe in my “book-hoyle”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 787 days ago

very nice and good luck in the contest

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 787 days ago

Great. The hand made jigs are the best!! They look to be very useful for pen making…or other things too!!
you appreciate them more if you make them your self!!!!

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

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#14 posted 787 days ago

Nice! I like the idea of the bandsaw jig since there is so much less waste on pen blanks than on a table saw. This is in my todo list.

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#15 posted 785 days ago

There’s nothing like a jig or two to keep me interested.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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