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Offline bror

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simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:06 PM »

simple jig, does the job





rogier
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 05:10 AM by bror »

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: simple jig for routing digits
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:32 PM »
Nice, could you show some photos as to how it works?
 That'd be great.

Offline tallgrass

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Re: simple jig for routing digits
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 10:13 PM »
that is a very clever jig. I like how you get through the numbers. do you use a router copy ring?

Offline RKA

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Re: simple jig for routing digits
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 04:30 AM »
Nice, could you show some photos as to how it works?
 That'd be great.

Imagine a 7 segment LCD display like you would find in an inexpensive calculator.  The piece on the left is inserted into the template to allow you to create the half width vertical segments or the middle horizontal segment for each digit.
-Raj

Offline bror

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 05:02 AM »
The jig works with basically every guide bushing that fits the cutout.  Off course the amount of play will determine the size of your digits.

As long as the height of the “latch” (moving  block) is excactly half the height of the cutout minus the radius of the guide bushing  it will be OK.
Or the height of the cut out minus the diameter of the guide bushing divided by two, which off course is the same.



Basically you route two half digits with an horizontal overlap in the middle.





It works for almost any size of digit.
You can make really small digits.



You can use different sizes of guide bushings in one cutout, as long as you have a latch that corresponds with the bushing

This one is with an other ratio and this latch is suited for a 20mm guide bushing



These are the digits from the one above



and this is how it worked out



Thanks for watching, Rogier
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 05:43 AM by bror »

Offline Vondawg

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 06:54 AM »
Thanks for sharing the jig Rogier...that’s slick
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 08:57 AM »
Thank you Rogier

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 10:09 AM »
So simple yet so brilliant!  I actually bought the Milescraft Signmaking template kit last year to make a house number sign for the front door, but I think I like this better.

Dumb question - how did you actually cut the hole and spacer block in the jig?
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 10:29 AM »
pretty cool, thanks for the video

Offline ChuckM

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 11:02 AM »
Slick! Thanks for sharing your jig.

I will use my Veritas plunge base and base plate (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=75168&cat=1,260,43000,51208&ap=1) to try this out with a dremel.

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 11:54 AM »
Very clever idea. Thanks for sharing.  🙏  🙏

Offline grobkuschelig

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simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 12:02 PM »
Great jig! [emoji41]
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Thanks a lot for sharing!

Offline mrB

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 03:57 AM »
That's great! Thanks for sharing!
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline bror

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Re: simple jig for routing digits (added video)
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 12:01 PM »
Thanks Guys, and you’re welcome.

GoingMyWay : I usually make cutouts like these with a router and the Festool mfs. When it is not 90 degrees I assemble a jig out of scrap material.  I like to use double sided carpeting tape to hold the parts together.



I use the Kapex to saw rather small parts. I think a zero clearance board and a reliable holding stick are a must.