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

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Project by ChuckM posted 07-27-2008 07:02 PM 11443 views 33 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!

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Dusty56

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#1 posted 07-27-2008 07:05 PM

T-nuts …God’s gift to woodworkers : )

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#2 posted 07-27-2008 07:32 PM

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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#3 posted 07-27-2008 10:05 PM

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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#4 posted 07-27-2008 11:34 PM

Great idea Chuck.

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

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#5 posted 07-27-2008 11:50 PM

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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#6 posted 08-08-2008 01:14 AM

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

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 08-08-2008 02:12 AM

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 08:44 PM

This is great! Thank you!

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

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