|Project by GeneR||posted 03-27-2013 07:36 PM||2014 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
The idea for this assembly jig came about due to me making multiple pens and having parts rolling all over my workbench,. Yes I could have put a towel down but I am hard headed andd have enough stuff spread across my bench. This made from a piece of maple and a 3/4 piece of aromatic cedar that I resawed and planed down to 1/4” thick and book matched together. I then laminated the cedar to the maple and cut it to size. I createdd a layout jig from hardboar that I could reuse to make more of these (if anyone is interested wink wink). Once the lines and holes were marked I drilled the peg holes with a drill press to about 1/2” deep. Next I made a circle cutting template that plugged into the peg holes for alignment of the parts bowls. I used a 3/8” bowl tray router bit with a bearing to cut out the parts bowls. I then used a round over bit to round the edges of the entire jig. I then cut the dados for the blank holders, yes they are 2 different sizes to allow for blanks that are slightly larger then 1” thick. Next I cut the 3/16” dowels to size (this is the largest size to allow for 7mm pen tubes). Then I sanded and finished with natural danish oil then a coat of shellac to seal it and then used 3 coats of spray on laquer. Once the laquer dried I glued in the pegs, waited for them to dry and trimmed the glue overspread. Once this was done i finished with one final uniform coat of laquer.
Hope everyone enjoys it.
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