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Forum topic by niki posted 10-16-2007 04:16 PM 1964 views 2 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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10-16-2007 04:16 PM

Good day

Nowadays, not much of woodworking…getting ready for the Polish winter so, we are wrapping all the planters with a special cloth that will protect the soil from freezing down to -20°c (-4°f).

so, that’s the time to improve some small things around the garage…

For long time I was looking for some “reference line” to set the Drill Press fence distance precisely and today I made it.

I used 8mm rod, measured with caliper but, you can use any diameter.
And, because I used 8mm rod I used 4mm drill bits (half the dia) as you will see

And the rest is on the pics

Regards
niki

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coloradoclimber

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#1 posted 10-16-2007 05:01 PM

Niki,

Yet again another excellent jig. Simple, versatile, clear detailed writeup. I think I’ve seen more useful jigs, with better construction details, in your posts than in most of the ”101 Jigs” books I own.

You should write your own jig book, title it something like

”Niki’s Actually Useful Jigs, with Better Construction Details than Most Other Jig Books”

I’d want to have a copy :)

Thanks for taking the time to share with us

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WayneC

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#2 posted 10-16-2007 05:27 PM

Another great jig and series of techniques. Thanks for sharing Niki.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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niki

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#3 posted 10-16-2007 08:16 PM

Thank you Coloradoclimber And Wayne

Coloradoclimber
I have also a few books on jigs and fixtures and they do live a lot for your imagination…maybe, because “once upon a time” I was instructor, I don’t leave nothing to the imagination, if one of the students was asking me a question, I knew that I did not explain good…

Many years past since then but, maybe something remained…

Oh, the book….ok, here I’m sitting to write the book…now, who will make the jigs :-)

I still prefer to be in the garage between my tools than, in front of a stupid Word Processor…

Regards
niki

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TomFran

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#4 posted 10-16-2007 10:40 PM

Niki,

I can see that it helps to have been a aviation mechanic and flight engineer. You have definitely got a great mind for innovation!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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YorkshireStewart

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#5 posted 10-16-2007 11:27 PM

Niki that’s so good. I’m going to make one in the morning! I have just finished a table for my pillar drill but didn’t realise until now – that’s what I do need. Your instructions are so clear and comprehensive, I’m sure the whole process is embedded in my memory now. Thank you!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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niki

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#6 posted 10-16-2007 11:29 PM

Thank you TomFran

I don’t know if it’s innovation or more of necessity but for sure the experience that I have with the mechanics of airplanes, helps to solve some problems.

As you know, usually the aircraft technology is the most advanced (maybe except the space shuttles) and I’ve seen many “patents” before they entered to the “civil market”.

One of them is the WD40 that I was using at the 60th…

Another one is the door that locks with pins to all 4 sides (up-down-left-right) of the walls…the idea was taken from the Boeing 707 “lowered 41 door” by an Israeli machinist that, today, doesn’t have enough digits on his calculator, to count his money…

Regards
niki

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Karson

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#7 posted 10-16-2007 11:37 PM

Great idea Niki. You continue to amaze all of us with your deep thinking into solving problems.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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niki

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#8 posted 10-17-2007 12:04 AM

Thank you so much Karson

Actually, I’m a little bit ashamed that such a simple idea came to me so late…but better late than never…

Regards
niki

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mot

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#9 posted 10-17-2007 01:25 AM

Great explanation, as usual, Niki!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 10-18-2007 11:17 AM

Another fantastic job Niki. I think you’ve already written the book complete with illustrations. Copy your forum topics, find a publisher, then let me know when it goes on sale. Having a copy in the shop would save me a trip upstairs when I’m standing there thinking “how would Niki do this?”

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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niki

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#11 posted 10-18-2007 11:50 AM

Thank you so much Tom and Shaum

Shaum
Actually you are correct, all the “book” is already written in the forum…not only, but it is also “Updated” all the time with new jigs so, it’s even better that a book…

I have the copy of all the jigs on the computer…..and CD..just in case…

Regards
niki

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Betsy

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#12 posted 10-18-2007 03:23 PM

Niki – I appreciate the tiime it takes to do these entries. Wow I’m glad you do. You make some things seem so much simpler and easier to do. I think you could write your book and you are right – it’s all here on the forum.

Glad you have it all backed up on your computer. Would be a shame to loss all the good stuff you have done.

Thanks again. Betsy

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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