|Forum topic by ScottKaye||posted 12-31-2013 12:49 AM||2733 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-31-2013 12:49 AM
When my father passed away my brother and I divided up some of my fathers tools and one of the things I ended up with is an older model delta tenon jig. It sat on my shelf for the better part of a year and half and now I am in need of its use to make some open moritse and tenons on my current project (shoe racks) for purely asthetic reasons. There aren any markings on the jig that identify its model number. As near as I can figure it is either a Delta 34-182 or a 34-183. From the pictures ive seen on the web they look identical. I was able to find a manual online for the 34-183 but nothing for the 34-182. Im taking a shot in the dark here, but does anyone know the differences between the two jigs?
The second question I have is how do I get the slop out of the miter bar? I think slop is a bad word here, as it isnt Lucy loose… but there is barely some noticeable side to side movement when applying side pressure on the jig. Its really more of a feel than visual but if I had to take wild guess Id say no more than 1/128” side movement. Im not a fan of taking a punch to the sides of the bar to try and dimple it as I have never been successful at that let alone trying to do the same on a framing square to try and pull in one leg or another. I was thinking I could rip up some 3/4” stock and use that as the miter runner. Maybe even spray some dry lube on it to help it last longer.
As I was writing this, I had an idea to adhere a piece of packing tape to one side of the bar. First I tried some painters tape.. Bad idea, that baby wadded up faster than one of my high school english test results. The packing tape measured in at .003 on the dial indicator. I didnt have much faith that it would work and frankly figured it too would wad up. Low and behold it stuck and it worked. The tape took out almost all the side play. I may go with it as it is now. I’m still open to sugestions. Maybe an Incra bar is in my future.
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