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987Ron

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07-07-2020 02:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig mystery question

Rearranged some of the shop and found 2 jigs that I have no idea when, why or what they are for. Old and senile I guess. Hopefully just forgetful. Both were made in the last 10 years (when I moved to this shop) and are of mdf.
The first was located near where I store table saw blades. It cannot be for storage as I have a good storage system. Not for cleaning as the jig is made of mdf. The 5/8” bolt and wingnut fit a sawblade. Best I can do.

The second may have been used for something on the lathe. The discs may be part of the jig or disposable things. The hole in the center of the disc. is a tight fit to the dowel. The one disc and square block are glued on. th be

I have since got out the Sharpie and labeled all the other jigs in the shop that are not used regularly.

Any one else have a mystery jig or fixture? What are they?

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 07-07-2020 02:39 PM

I have no idea what they are.

I mark all jigs with name, date, and other info like a router set up or similar.

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 07-07-2020 02:52 PM

The look like aborted projects to me. :-)

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

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xeddog

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 03:19 PM

The first one with the 5/8” bolt reminds me of a Woodsmith magazine jig for setting up your table saw dado set for accurate width. Assemble your set with all of the chippers and spacers you need, and them measure the height from the surface, or use a reference piece of wood to Feel it.

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Madmark2

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#4 posted 07-07-2020 03:36 PM

The first is a storage hanger for your saw blade.

The second is a centering jig of some type. It reminds me of how a swivel bearing mounts. Something for drilling the bottoms of different length/size cylinders. Something for making a specific product.

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Woodknack

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#5 posted 07-07-2020 04:39 PM

I made something like the top one for taking my blades to be sharpened.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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bondogaposis

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#6 posted 07-07-2020 06:06 PM

Toss them, as soon as they are gone you will remember what critical function they served.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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987Ron

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#7 posted 07-07-2020 06:47 PM

xeddog I believe you nailed it. At one time I read Woodsmith avidly. I guess I tried it and then never used it again.
Anyone else with a mystery jig or fixture?

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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Arlin Eastman

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#8 posted 07-07-2020 08:01 PM

I am thinking the round ones with the peg were used for segmented turning and gluing them together and clamping them. The other no clue beside for the TS blade.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 07-07-2020 11:24 PM

Bondo, your right on the Money! You had me laughing so hard I almost blew beer out my nose.

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#10 posted 07-08-2020 06:35 PM



The first one with the 5/8” bolt reminds me of a Woodsmith magazine jig for setting up your table saw dado set for accurate width. Assemble your set with all of the chippers and spacers you need, and them measure the height from the surface, or use a reference piece of wood to Feel it.

- xeddog

That was my first thought, it is for a DADO set

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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