Thread: Making a Jig

  1. #1
    Hi Folks,

    I have attached a sketch of a Jig I would like knocked together, I can arrange for the required materials to be delivered to you along with payment and return postage.

    How it is made and what of, is up to you, although as I will be running a drill through the holes maybe steel rather than aluminium would be a better choice. I also leave up to you the method of attaching the sides to the top plate.

    It's use ... to accurately position holes in 45mm Extrusion as (for now at least) I do not have access to a Pillar Drill.

    If you can see any glaring errors in the drawing or have a better method of doing it please shout!!

    Many Thanks

    Tim
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    Tim G-C

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  2. #2
    Just a quick question, Is the extrusion a hollow tube.
    If so and the holes have to be in line then your jig will not be all that good if the holes are to be made with a hand drill.
    The part the drill goes through should be a lot longer about 25mm, that is if the holes have to be in line accross the extrusion.

    Peter

  3. #3
    You only need one side and a top, a clamp will locate it and stop it moving.
    As Peter says you need a greater depth to the top part or fit hardened drill bushings.

    Seriously look at getting a drill, they are indispensable.
    By the time you have paid postage two ways and got someone to do this you are probably half way towards getting a S/H one.
    John S -

  4. #4
    Point taken Gentlemen ... Off to find a pillar drill next week ...
    Tim G-C

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    (attrib. Voltaire but written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall "The Friends of Voltaire" 1906)

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