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Going green - make your own jig and fixture knobs / wing nuts

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Project by ChuckM posted 2090 days ago 8056 views 30 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 2090 days ago

T-nuts …God’s gift to woodworkers : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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romansfivefive

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#2 posted 2090 days ago

I have never heard of a tnut, apparently I have been missing out. that is a great idea, I am going to try one soon.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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Dominic Vanacora

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#3 posted 2089 days ago

This is a very creativity idea. This is why woodworkers are the best.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 2089 days ago

Great idea Chuck.

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

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lew

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#5 posted 2089 days ago

Neat!

I don’t finish mine. The round ones can get slippery and hard to get a good grip.

Another take on these is to insert the bolt thru the home made knob and and epoxy it in place. Put the T-Nut in the jig.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Sac

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#6 posted 2078 days ago

Followed over from lew’s comments. Very nice idea’s here. Thanks

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 1780 days ago

This is great! Thank you!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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