- Sep 5, 2004
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I was just wandering what the best way to get fins alined straight and stay in place while glue is drying??????????
Originally posted by DJ Delorie
Having a woodshop, I have alternate options. I mill a piece of wood (usually a 2x4) flat, true, and square on two adjacent sides, then route a rabbet (notch) along that corner that's exactly deep enough to position the fin stock when the BT is in the rabbet, and wide enough to just support the BT when all the other fins are in place. The sharp corner is eased so it won't touch the glue. So, I just put the BT in the rabbet, hold it in place with some rubber bands, and just lay the fin on the wood and it's in exactly the right position. I weight it down and let it cure.
Well, I know why *I* think of stuff like that. I have a router table that was built for precision - it's accurate to 0.001" in all directions, so I often use it for precision jigs and stuff. Between that, laser printed patterns, and a really good scroll saw, I've gotten used to thinking about precision jigs. Heck, I can cut my own CRs on the scroll saw and half the time I don't even need to sand them. I also have tools that let me make jigs on the lathe with precision diameters and such.Originally posted by sveinbjorn
Great idea! Simple yet effective...why couldn't I have thought of it!!