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El Jig a Jig

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  • El Jig a Jig

    I already spent far too many hours building bent submarines so the time has come to make a decent jig. This is it.

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    It is made from a piece of 18 ply board ($20.00 worth); a few bolts and screws and, most importantly, a dividing head (that came from my mill). The dividing head is bolted to an end plate and can be rotated through 360 deg with great precision. The other end is a brace with a 3mm bearing fitted in it. Its adjustable along the length of the board to accomodate different length projects. The idea is that I will skewer the submarine plug on a 3MM rod and mount it in the jig. Once that's done its fixed relative to the base of the jig and I can then use the NEW WATER LINE MARKER that I just bought for 19 bucks to lay down straight lines upon it! Hurrah.

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  • #2
    Please blame Bart for this. I stole the idea from him.

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    • #3
      Bart is a disturbing influence. Great looking tool. So, is there a 1/96 ALFA in our respective futures, Scott? The re-purposed dividing-head with break is genius.

      I hate you!

      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #4
        Yep, that Bart has a LOT to answer for. Not sure what comes next - depends on availability of good plans.

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        • #5
          You all are amazing to me.....I just slosh through this stuff and I get inspired by you all.
          Peace,
          Tom
          If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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          • #6
            Thanks Tom. Hope you are keeing well. As I said earlier - you have to blame Bart; its all his fault - no matter what IT is.

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            • #7
              I ment to add this earlier. Waterline marking tool available from these guys: https://www.bnamodelworld.com/hobby-...c9a3f3abb6b46a

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                I ment to add this earlier. Waterline marking tool available from these guys: https://www.bnamodelworld.com/hobby-...c9a3f3abb6b46a
                Oh, for Christ's sake! We are builders, not buyers!!!!!

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                David
                "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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