|Project by ChuckM||posted 07-27-2008 07:02 PM||9874 views||32 times favorited||8 comments|
One can easily buy plastic knobs for jigs & fixtures for a dollar or two a piece. Or, for a more classy touch, one can easily make their own, using designs no commercial versions can match. I made a few wing nuts (in under an hour) – just bandsaw / scrollsaw some scraps, drill holes for the T-nuts (use epoxy if wanted to put the nuts in place), sand them smooth and put on a couple coats of polyurethane). Hardwoods like oak, maple, cheery and walnut work best. These guys come handy for tightening down a feather board on a tablesaw (mitre slot), etc. Simple shop project to do and good way to use scraps that lie around. Another (token) way to go green!
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