|Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 09-21-2010 03:27 AM||1171 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-21-2010 03:27 AM
I recently bought a combo-pack of the Micro-Jig splitters (thin & regular kerf). Made several new ZCI’s out of Baltic Birch, primed and painted red. When I installed the thin-kerf splitter last Friday, I did all of the steps specified in Micro-Jig’s excellent instructions. Drilled the holes with the drill held vertically, using the drill bit provided, and with one continuous stroke, as specified.
When I removed the alignment jig and installed the splitter, it is very loose in the holes. I’m actually afraid that it will pull loose if I keep it in place when ripping a board. Don’t know what happened, but I need to figure out some way to save this because I certainly don’t want to trash a new ZCI. The holes are only 5/32” so I’m thinking something applied to the inside of the holes should tighten it up sufficiently for a firm grip – just having trouble figuring out what to use. Don’t want anything that is too slippery and whatever I use can’t be too thick.
ave considered seeing if I can find some type of liquid plastic – block the bottom of the holes with tape, fill the holes with the plastic, wipe the pins on the splitter with wax, and insert in hole until the plastic dries. Though I think I would certainly want to try this on a sample piece first!!!
Anyone have any thoughts/suggestion? The instructions discuss a hole that is too tight but nothing about one that is too loose. I have emailed Micro-Jig but thus far have received no answer.
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