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|I built this false top for my table saw. It will hold the jigs in place.|
|Slide blue mini fence into place.|
|Jig in position.|
|Drop aqua lock down.|
Notice that I rounded off the edge of the jig so the strip wood doesn't catch when entering.
|Strip wood about to go into jig.|
|When the strip wood enters the jig I'll use a push stick for the remainder of the cut.|
|Move the blue mini fence to the left side & spin the strip wood 180 degrees, then run it through again.|
|Repeat as above.|
|...and the full width of the groove is accomplished. |
This takes much longer to explain than it does to actually do!
Of course I would run a bunch of strip wood through this jig before moving on to the next.
Ahhh the assembly line...
The wall corner & roof ridge connectors need to be laminated. I use Titebond II wood glue & evenly spaced drops of Gorilla super glue. I weight the parts down for 20 seconds or more - the parts are bonded enough to remove them from the gluing jig - freeing up the gluing jig for the next set of parts. I put the glued parts aside for 24 hours or more.
Thinking out loud about what I could do with this system...
- I could use it to quickly build dollhouses to completion for shows, sale, trade, gifts or charity
- Sell custom shells according to the kit builder's specs, with interior framing & cut outs completed & possibly wiring
- Sell shells according to my specs, with interior framing, cut outs, wiring completed
- Sell as a kit - where the kit builder would do the interior framing, cut outs. (wiring components included?)
- Sell the wooden connectors/parts in 24" lengths with a pack of mat board on the side, (wiring components included?)
The list goes from most expensive & time consuming to least.
The postage on this would be lower because of the lighter weight.
Maybe make an optional components package available.
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