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01-19-2019 01:05 PM
FlyingSawdust Great work products that have obviously satisfied your clients. Watch out for the cookies, though. Once on the lips, always on the mid-rift! Seriously though, there are many of us that have developed difficulty in the use of our hands. For us, door levers are easier to turn than door knobs. Similarly, in designing jigs I always use levers instead of knobs, for the same reason. But, overall, your design is great.

What is the gadget in the last image? It appears to have a routed grove on the long edge, and its sides, all around, are slanted at an angle. How did you achieve that angle all around the contraption. Is that the "clapper" you mentioned?
01-18-2019 06:22 PM
JFPNCM @Potowner1

Minor error in the description of the materials, the poplar was 1/4” not 1/8”
01-18-2019 01:35 AM
JFPNCM @Nickp

As I recall it was having access to a few “useless bits of wood” that landed me in this predicament. ��

Thanks Nick.
01-17-2019 10:09 PM
Nickp Jon...nicely done...you've made many happy faces...but...

You need to change the currency...those cookies are gonna turn into your Achille's heel...once hooked, you're done...

Now, I happen to run a currency exchange outfit where I will certainly entertain the notion of swapping your cookies for my useless bits of wood. Ya think...?
01-17-2019 09:44 PM
JFPNCM
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Very nice job, Jon. The pictures are very clear as to what you did and what materials you used. Do you have any sketches and dimensions available, and if so, would you care to share them. Thank you.
Thanks Rick. I don’t have and drawings per se, but hopefully the following dimensions will help:

The base and top: 1/2 x 8 x 12” Baltic birch plywood.
The vertical risers: 2 x 4 x 4” with one end of each rounded so they can pass over eac other easily
The cross pieces: 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 6” poplar with rounded ends although these dimensions depend on how you space the risers. The poplar came from the cutoff bin.
The cross bolts: 5/16 x 3” tee bolts. I added a star washer on the tee end as the bolts tended to slip on tightening and pieces of self sticking sand paper to the cross pieces to eleminate slippage as well
Standard star nuts picked based on feel.

The risers were centered on the base and place at least 1” back from the edge to allow for the covering.

Hopefully these dimensions help. Overall size could certainly be changed and an edge added depending on the use, such as holding an iPad.
01-17-2019 09:25 PM
JFPNCM @marecat3

I’ve thought about making one with an edge to hold an iPad. It would be a simple addition and if you don’t need it there all the time, I would attach it with a series of pencil sized magnets. By adding a couple in the base the edge could be secured when not in needed.
@FlyingSawdust

That is indeed the clapper. I routed the groove into the side with a bullnose bit before I rounded the ends which created the “angled” appearance. The ends were rounded on the bandsaw and then finished with an oscillating be,t sander.
01-17-2019 11:00 AM
TenGees Quilting jigs? Nice work, Jon. You better watch out, Kreg or Milescraft might cut in on your business!
01-17-2019 10:48 AM
Potowner1 Very nice job, Jon. The pictures are very clear as to what you did and what materials you used. Do you have any sketches and dimensions available, and if so, would you care to share them. Thank you.
01-17-2019 09:56 AM
FlyingSawdust
Question for "Something Simple"

Great work products that have obviously satisfied your clients. Watch out for the cookies, though. Once on the lips, always on the mid-rift! Seriously though, there are many of us that have developed difficulty in the use of our hands. For us, door levers are easier to turn than door knobs. Similarly, in designing jigs I always use levers instead of knobs, for the same reason. But, overall, your design is great.

What is the gadget in the last image? It appears to have a routed grove on the long edge, and its sides, all around, are slanted at an angle. How did you achieve that angle all around the contraption. Is that the "clapper" you mentioned?
01-17-2019 07:53 AM
marecat3 I would like something like that with a edge on the bottom to hold my painting or needle felting work and keep it up closer to my face. Eyes aren't what they use to be
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