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Had a couple hours free this afternoon. Built a jig to hold supers square for screwing. Clamping from the middle constrains any cupping while screwing.

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I'm keen to see what contraptions others have built to ensure their boxes are true.

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nah i'm freestyle all the way :love:

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nah i'm freestyle all the way :love:

Me too. I'm a freestyle jig maker

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I am freestyle for boxes but use a jig for frames (gluing/nailing) 10 at a time.

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I am freestyle for boxes but use a jig for frames (gluing/nailing) 10 at a time.

Keen to see photos of your frame making jig.

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I used to make the boxes freestyle. This is the first winter where I've had boxes to fix and repaint. I've had to trim a few where I didn't get the sides lined up very well. The jig is designed to keep the top edge aligned and the sides square while the box is glued and screwed. Afterwards I'll run it over the table saw to even up the bottom edge and adjust the depth.

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Haven't got round to make myself a box jig, still use clamps and a Stanley square. But I use a jig to make my frames. This jig holds 11x33mm or 10x35mm frames. (y)

 

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Similar style of jig made out of plywood.

Put end frames in, glue/nail bottom bar, turn over and glue/nail top bar.

Slide out 2 pieces of wood.

10 frames done.

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@Pbee @Mark Lawrence I'm curious whether anyone else staples their kitset frame ends to the top bar from the side? I do it because I figure it's stronger. But I can also see how much quicker it would be fixing them from the top. Hmmmm

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@Pbee @Mark Lawrence I'm curious whether anyone else staples their kitset frame ends to the top bar from the side? I do it because I figure it's stronger. But I can also see how much quicker it would be fixing them from the top. Hmmmm

Tried it, but the bradder smashed/split too many ends. Gone back to bradding with 16g 40mm. That way I can do more in less time. Don't need glue either that way.

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I would be too embarrassed to show a photo of my jig. Is just an old box with a few sticks nailed on to keep the super sides up right.

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Frame wiring jig

 

 

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My board for inserting eyelets into frame ends.

That's a good idea.

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Frame wiring jig

Where did you get your frame tensioner from? Very tidy setup

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I am selling these for $150, does both FD and 3/4 frames!

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Where did you get your frame tensioner from? Very tidy setup

Machinery House has them for about $23

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Was reading through some other stuff and came across bushes box jig may be of intrest to some? Possible to screw/staple up three at a time.

 

Bush Bees, box building jig

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Was reading through some other stuff and came across bushes box jig may be of intrest to some? Possible to screw/staple up three at a time.

 

Bush Bees, box building jig

Nice idea! I wounder how it compares to a jig using a rotating platform and toggle holders etc?

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Machinery House has them for about $23

Are you referring to the red handled contraption?

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@deejaycee this is the jig I use to cut the foam inserts for my cell carrier. The foam blocks are $3 car wash sponges from SCA. The holesaw is 16mm.

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@deejaycee this is the jig I use to cut the foam inserts for my cell carrier. The foam blocks are $3 car wash sponges from SCA. The holesaw is 16mm.

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Just a standard hole saw and it cuts the foam ok?

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