Peterbilt truck #2: Holes in axle

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 02-08-2015 11:42 AM 3238 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It always was difficult for me to make the holes parallel in the axle. I made a little jig to solve this problem.

From plywood I made a 100% right-angle “jig”. On this plywood I put two wheels The screw in the “middle” of the wheel has an offset from 2 mm. By turning the wheel I can clamp the axle. Below you can see how it worked out:

Below is the situation on the drill press:


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#1 posted 02-08-2015 12:05 PM

Another great jig Jan. This would be very useful for so many similar drilling situations. Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 04:12 PM

Thanks Mike.


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