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MT_Stringer

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06-21-2014 06:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig

I am accepting guesses from the peanut gallery. :-)

I will post the answer later.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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madts

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#1 posted 06-21-2014 06:54 PM

My guess is that it is an Elephant Circumcision contraption. Just remember that the pay is lousy, but the tips are huge.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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freddy1962

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 07:03 PM

A piece of fake wood.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Bill White

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 07:05 PM

What is this?
A wasted post.
It looks like a board. Duh!!!!!!
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 07:22 PM

its a thingamabobber for a whatyatchmacallit

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Quanter50

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#5 posted 06-21-2014 07:23 PM

Band saw table? Nope…..ummmmmm….I give up, what it is???

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MT_Stringer

2120 posts in 1984 days


#6 posted 06-21-2014 07:35 PM

“What is this?
A wasted post.
It looks like a board. Duh!!!!!!
Bill”

You’re no fun. :-)

Now Whitebeast88 is fairly accurate. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MT_Stringer

2120 posts in 1984 days


#7 posted 06-21-2014 09:18 PM

OK. Time’s up!

Here ya go. My wife asked if I would make her a rack to store her weights on. She found one on the inet made of metal but she likes the one I made. We started this project last night and finished this afternoon…and that included her staining the piece of maple and me spraying it with Deft Satin finish.

So, I came up with this jig so I could quickly cut ten U-bolts in half without boogering up the finish. The sample pic has the nuts on the U-bolt, but those were removed prior to cutting.

All I did was place a U-bolt in the grooves and clamp it in my vise. Then I cut it with a reciprocating saw. It was actually much easier than I had expected.

The rear side of the board has recesses bored with a Forstner bit so the washer and nut will sit below the surface. After the bolts were attached, I used a fender washer as a protector so I could cut off the extra threads on each bolt with the reciprocating saw.

Thanks for playing along. Maybe this will inspire you on a project you might be working on.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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johnhutchinson

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#8 posted 06-21-2014 09:18 PM

The beginning of a tutorial on how to cut beautiful dados?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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MT_Stringer

2120 posts in 1984 days


#9 posted 06-21-2014 09:28 PM

“The beginning of a tutorial on how NOT to cut dados?”

Two minutes with my miter saw to make those dados. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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johnhutchinson

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#10 posted 06-21-2014 09:34 PM

I didn’t say that. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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TiggerWood

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#11 posted 06-21-2014 09:49 PM

Pretty cool. I was thinking it was some kind of sled sled.

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Dallas

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#12 posted 06-21-2014 09:50 PM

Not a problem. It’s a jig, if it helps you, wayy cool. If not, regroup, rethink, reattack the problem.

BTW, I always lock my ubolts in the machinists vice and cut them with an angle grinder with a cutting wheel or a Dremel tool.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Jimbo4

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#13 posted 06-21-2014 09:56 PM

When she gets thru lifting all them weights, and “tells” you to do something, is your first response something like -
yessum, I be doing that now !

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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MT_Stringer

2120 posts in 1984 days


#14 posted 06-21-2014 10:12 PM

“When she gets thru lifting all them weights, and “tells” you to do something, is your first response something like -
yessum, I be doing that now !”
- Jimbo4

Yes sir. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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mrjinx007

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#15 posted 06-22-2014 02:33 AM

What???? No pink weight?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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