Arrow of Light jig

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Project by tim387 posted 03-08-2015 03:16 PM 2312 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t have the jig any longer so I can’t give precise measurements. I’m going to guess that it was about 2’ square. The usual size board I put in was 11” to 13” high and 23”+ wide. Spacing boards and a couple of wedges hold the plaque in place while working.
I made the jig to fit the mahogany faced MDF I acquired from a dumpster dive. The wood for my younger boys group was store bought. I figured where I wanted the router to cut and then drilled holes for the dowels to fit. Some cuts would go on the left side of the guide and the rest on the right. For each vertical cut the cut strip would be moved to the matching numbered holes on the top and bottom of the jig. I started the cut for the bottom radius by placing the router at the starting corner of the radius moving to the opposite corner.
After 6 years of use I pasted it on to a friend for his group.

I didn’t like the kits that were at the scout store, so there you go.

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 03:25 AM

Looks very interesting …..what does it do?

BTW did you fall into your pond?

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 03-09-2015 07:59 PM

You must be a Virgo like me. Really nice set up for the project as the results are first class.
How many kids in each pack? Must have been a lot of work! The kids must have been thrilled.
You might find it interesting to know that I was a Cub Scout before you were born.

And I better not find you diving in any of MY dumpsters!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 09:47 PM

There was probably 6 or 10 boys in each group. I also made several other batches over the years. After making the rays I would do a roundover or something on the edges.

Robert: each of the rays was achieved by placing the cut board in the corresponding numbered holes, top and bottom. make the router cut and move the board to the next set of holes. When done sand and paint the board and grooves to your pleasing and bob’s your uncle.

-- Tim S. Top notch stick kicker

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