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Posted on Looking for advice on building production jigs.

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 08:30 PM

Some good ideas here.
If I take bits and pieces from everyone who replied and put it all together I have my solution.

I want the jigs mounted to a permanent fixture so I can hang it up when not in use. I will be building a few of these for different size boxes so I want them to be easy to switch and ready to go.

So I will cut channels into the plywood base, and build the clamping boxes without corners. Bolting them from the underside. Maybe leaving one side attached to a lever handled jig clamp, cams or wedges.

Then I will build a top piece which fits into place. Then I will machine and install drilling guides into that piece and put stop bushings on the bits.

While one set is gluing up I can be cutting or sanding the previous and following sets.

I can see it clearly now. Thanks guys.
I’ll be sure to follow up with pictures of the finished jigs.


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