An alternative way to hold stock
Having nothing better to do on this Saturday afternoon I had a look at some of my jigs and templates and came across this earlier method of Template Tom prior to his design using cams and a full box. I thought that a set of photographs were in order (no pun intended, but my previous two posts which I double checked after up-loading, had become scrambled when I looked at them a day later!
#1 Frame with tee nuts beneath the sacrificial bench,note the lower screws
to retain the stock holding jig and the upper ones to secure the template,
see also a Nylon bush as used in the frame as the holes are too close to
the edges of the frame to use tee nuts.
#2 Frame secured to bench
#3 Stock holder using plastic shelf supports
#4 Shelf supports refitted to suit current stock
#5 Template set on top of stock
To pre-empt those of you who would point out that the cutter could hit the shelf supports I would hasten to add that these photographs were set-up to illustrate the system and the particular template would not be used with such a small piece of stock, in fact, the stock for use with this template which was for my small balloon clock was the full size of the frame. Keep having fun, Harry
Last edited by harrysin; 02-17-2007 at 03:55 AM.