O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2016 - (Page 22)
Time- and Money-Saving Tips for
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
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2016
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
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
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O&MM Fabricator - May/June 2016