A simple jig and a lot of production

  • Advertise with us

« back to Jigs & Fixtures forum

Forum topic by MGildersleeve posted 06-27-2019 01:47 PM 489 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View MGildersleeve's profile


5 posts in 75 days

06-27-2019 01:47 PM

My company is working on a 100 kitchenette order. I’ve never done production work like this. Made a set of jigs yesterday to cut the toe kicks out of base end panels. It was fun to watch it work out well.

6 replies so far

View Lazyman's profile


3693 posts in 1839 days

#1 posted 06-27-2019 02:02 PM

That’s a lot of sanding blocks ;-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

11702 posts in 3880 days

#2 posted 06-27-2019 02:40 PM

That’s slick.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

View MrRon's profile


5626 posts in 3695 days

#3 posted 06-27-2019 03:33 PM

The more care you give in making the jigs will enable you to have consistent results. I use a lot of jigs in the work I do (model making with lots of duplicate parts). I may spend more time in making the jig than actually making the parts. I’m sure all production shops do the same, especially when different workers may be doing the job.

View therealSteveN's profile


3378 posts in 1026 days

#4 posted 07-04-2019 02:20 PM

That perhaps was the most informative video I have seen in a while. A 2fer if there ever was one.

-- Think safe, be safe

View Woodknack's profile


12870 posts in 2832 days

#5 posted 07-04-2019 09:29 PM

Subbed. Good video. Seems like one jig could do both cuts?

-- Rick M,

View Aj2's profile


2382 posts in 2250 days

#6 posted 07-04-2019 10:04 PM

You could have stacked them all the together on edge and cut them in two passes.
Making jigs and fixtures is standard operating procedure for the crafts.

-- Aj

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