Have a quick look at this vid. The maker is A2 Guitars,(I have no clue!) but is articulate here, gives terrific detailed description, and I am positive this person probably has a ton more jigs at his shop. I invited him to come over and post on this Forum too. I hope he joins, as people with as much instrument repair experience as this gent has, would be a welcome addition here. Anyone know whi the Gent is?
I am loving this design. Are there more jigs like this at your shop David? And thanks so much for jumping in here too.
Having the plate drop away and being able to index it back into position sounds like a real advantage. When I made up my jig, I tried to add ultimate flexibility in setup, but neglected that idea. I had a variety of those De-Sta-Co toggle clamps on hand, and made rest of the stuff myself, building on some ideas I'd seen others do. I was getting into metal work, so I kinda overdid a few things, like making my own thumbscrews, partly as a matter of machining practice.
I don't use it all that often because of setup time, but when I do, it's a real life-saver.
Honestly, Frank, do you EVERY do anything halfway?
My jigs look like something made from Lincoln logs and scarp plywood from a backyard table. You guys make things from what ever is laying around that work for years. I'm lucky if my quick jigs last through the operation they were created for.
If NASA built a jig....
My compliments David. The way you build is what I refer to as "Engineering on the fly." It is a fun and rewarding way to work. The results you post here are a testament to your creativity and skill.
Thanks David! Very nice design work. Your generosity is much appreciated. Tom