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Posted on threaded inserts for jigs

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 09:07 PM

I use threaded inserts in golf balls that serve as knobs on my jigs. I drill a hole in the golf ball and secure the threaded insert in the golf ball with J-B Weld. I get the golf balls from the flea market dirt cheap and the inserts I don’t remember what I paid for them. I am guilty of not paying attention to what I pay for hardware because if I need it I buy it and most of the time I buy something that catches my eye even if I don’t have a use for it at the moment. There is a monster flea market where I live and I go to it just for the sole purpose of buying hardware and tools. I bought over a hundred brass toilet bolts to use as T-Track bolts for $1.00 a few weeks ago. Yes I said one dollar. A few months ago I bought a Porter-Cable 895 Router Kit for $70.00 because the router was dead. The plunge base had never been on the motor and the complete kit looked brand new including the case. I ran across a wiring diagram to by-pass the speed control so I rewired it and it worked just fine except it ran wide open with no soft start. I bought a speed controller from Harbor Freight and I now have a router in my table that I can adjust the height, lock/unlock the motor, change bits and set the speed all above the table. I don’t know of a $200.00 plus Router Table Lift that can do all that. Another good find although it isn’t woodworking related was a $400.00 Harley Davidson Motorcycle helmet for $50.00.

-- If it won't fit get a BIGGER hammer.

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