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Forum topic by Robert Smith posted 02-26-2014 06:59 PM 1414 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Robert Smith

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02-26-2014 06:59 PM

I am working on a set of jerk boxes for a client for a production run. The issue that I am running through is that the fasteners are about $170 while the wood is about $200. I am trying to design these so I can produce a lot fast.

Does anyone know where I can find a t&G bit that can be use on 1-1/2 stock
I personally think 4 rows of 1/4 lag bolts is over kill, was considering cabinet or pocket screws

-- Robert

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 07:20 PM

$230 for a home owner Jerk box is reasonable. But if these are going to be used in gyms and sport places, you are better off making them to the specification of the order. Otherwise if something goes wrong, a box fails the impact or something you will be liable. I would for sure get specs and make it according to it. Imagine lifting 400 or 600 pound over your head and dropping it 2-3’ from there; that has a huge impact.


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#2 posted 02-26-2014 07:43 PM

Are you talking about a router or a shaper? If you have a shaper available to you try Wisconsin knife works. they also sell router bits and they will custom make them (or they use to). Amana only goes up to 1 1/8”, Ocemco (carbide dot com maybe) does not give that size but they might also.

-- jstegall

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