Jig made of Legos for making clamp rack

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Blog entry by Keith Kelly posted 10-11-2014 04:15 PM 2692 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I woke up early this morning with an idea of using Legos to quickly build an incremental table saw jig. This jig helped me quickly produce a new clamp rack that incorporates my new parallel clamps.

The 1×8 line pieces acted as stop blocks for crosscutting dadoes. (in the future, I’ll use 2×8 pieces to reduce play). When one cut was complete, I removed that line, scooted the board to the next line, and cut another. For my parallel clamps, a line every 6 circles was perfect.

It worked super well. There are plenty of times I don’t care about the actual measurement between the dadoes/holes/etc, but just want an evenly spaced series. This fits the bill quite nicely. More than anything, my head is spinning with all the possibilities of Lego usage moving forward.

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 05:35 PM

Very creative thinking. Those lego pieces are very precise and no doubt make wonderful incremental stops.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-11-2014 05:57 PM

A good idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. Now your kids are going to wonder why they can’t build what they used to build with Legos. Ha ha.

-- Are we all Square?

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 07:04 PM

Is creative, of course I would have to have them back before they were noticed missing, Legos are played with often in my house. They would notice just the ones I took

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 10-12-2014 05:44 PM

...very clever indeed.

I have stepped, barefoot in the ’dark of night’, on many of these after the grandchildren have been here. lol.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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