LumberJocks

Jigs using Aluminum Extrusions?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Jigs & Fixtures forum

Forum topic by Scootles posted 06-17-2014 10:00 PM 1815 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Scootles's profile

Scootles

153 posts in 1376 days


06-17-2014 10:00 PM

I worked in a cabinet shop and we had a few jigs that were made with aluminum extrusions.They were exceptionally stable.

I want to make a jig to route out dado’s using aluminum extrusions like this. Have any of you ever done it? If so, where do you get parts for it?

Basically what I’m thinking is a manual CNC type thing that only goes 2 directions. Forward to back. Ideas?


3 replies so far

View Loren's profile

Loren

8301 posts in 3109 days


#1 posted 06-17-2014 10:14 PM

Ebay. Look for “t slot extrusion”.

80/20 has an extensive catalog.

View Scootles's profile

Scootles

153 posts in 1376 days


#2 posted 06-17-2014 10:35 PM

Is there any benefit of that over this http://openbuildspartstore.com/
I’m seeing that things like ‘wheels’ and ‘bearings’ are ridiculously expensive… around 25+$ each for the T slot, whereas the V shaped extrusions wheels/bearings are only around 3-5$ each. I’m not looking to make this an exceptionally expensive project if I can help it. I’d really like to make something rigid for use with certain repeatable cuts like dados

View Loren's profile

Loren

8301 posts in 3109 days


#3 posted 06-17-2014 10:43 PM

This guy was selling bearing sets which can be mounted on round
tubes, which are cheaper and easier to get than t slot extrusions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH3PMpzDoeM

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com