Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Jigs & Fixtures by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

By Sandor Nagyszalanczy

This publication, within the "Complete Illustrated Guide" layout covers jigs and furnishings, a subject matter of perennial curiosity to woodworkers. Jigs are like clamps. because the announcing is going, "You can by no means have sufficient of them." Jigs, easily placed, are units, occasionally shop-made yet now frequently to be had commercially to let woodworkers to do anything greater than as soon as. for instance, a few jigs are fences that be certain immediately cuts or templates able to guiding instruments to create a undeniable form time after time. Woodworkers love jigs and furnishings for a similar cause they're attracted to woodworking-designing them is set understanding the way to do whatever. All woodworkers are secretly engineers and inventors, and jig layout and development is the way to indulge that desire. a few woodworkers love jig-making loads, they by no means construct whatever yet. basic or complex, jigs are a vital a part of woodworking. This publication, authored through sought after woodworking writer, Sandor Nagyszalanczy, is geared up like his profitable 1994 ebook "Workshop Jigs and Fixtures," in line with functionality. This technique permits woodworkers to both construct the jig precisely as proven or alter it to fit a large choice of reasons. (Another factor woodworkers like is having choices.)

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Now you’re ready to transfer all your project part dimensions to the story stick (C). ) right on the stick, with a line or arrow pointing to its exact dimension on the tape. Now the stick is ready to use for setting up cuts on machinery (D), laying out the position of hinges and hardware, or aligning parts during assembly. A B C [ TIP ] You can use short story sticks to record all the part dimensions, joinery layout, and hardware positions of projects built without machine tools.

Carefully drive the nail into the hole. A B C D E Cut the mating strip to 48 in. long and cut another piece 3 in. long for the pencil clamp. After sawing a small V-groove near the end of each piece to accommodate a pencil (D), screw the clamp and pencil to the strip (E). A self-stick measuring tape on the inner face of the pencil strip allows you to quickly set the compass to an accurate radius. -to-72-in. section of a tape that reads right to left. , and mark a line where the beveled cursor meets the other strip.

Epoxy also has excellent gapfilling properties, so it’s useful for gluing joints that don’t fit snugly together. There are a few things to remember when choosing and using epoxies: First, the 5-minute type isn’t as strong in the long run as the type that takes a full 24 hours to cure. Secondly, always dispense With the torsion box assembly lying on a dead-flat surface, glue and nail the thin skins onto the top and bottom of the gridwork. Tools and Techniques 41 SECTION 3 epoxy’s two parts equally, and mix them very thoroughly for at least 30 seconds before applying.

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