O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2016 - (Page 22)

SHOPTALK Time- and Money-Saving Tips for Welding Jigs T AMOS GLICK his is the fourth installment in a series of sharing innovative ideas that can save your shop time and money. This time we'll discuss welding jigs. When we first started welding railings, we simply welded tabs on to two pieces of 1-1/2" square tubing, then welded bolt tabs to each one and had two pieces of slotted channel between them. Our theory was that the slotted channels would give us pivot for railing heights, and the bolt tabs would give us adjustment to build them to whatever angle we needed. It pivoted, just like we envisioned, but the distance between channels changed. Also, we found that the slotted channel was not sufficient by simply tightening a bolt. If we were doing multiple panels for one project, then the channel spacing could change. So we scratched our heads, talked to each other, and started making improvements. Now we're on our Finial welding jig utilizing perforated tubing as the frame. It provides us with unlimited fixturing possibilities. Tread positioner doing its job in building a spiral stair. The impact makes for precise adjustment both level and horizontal. This angle shows the channel size adjustment as well as the angle positioner which we utilize a fine thread bolt for max holding power. This image also shows the "magic" offset component that allows the jig to be racked to any angle without changing the channel-to-channel measurement. 22 | May/June 2016 * O&MM Fabricator

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2016

PRESIDENT’S LETTER
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
TIME- AND MONEY-SAVING TIPS FOR WELDING JIGS
THE COLLECTIVE MIND GATE SERIES — PART II
THE ENGLISH ARTIST BLACKSMITH — KEEPING AN ANCIENT TRADITION ALIVE
BE SMART WITH YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS
SEO IS NOT DEAD
Supplier Members
New NOMMA Members, Iron Club Members & Rust Free Club Members
Industry News
Products
People
Nueva Castilla Co. – Celebrating 50 Years in Business!
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