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  • Cutting some more birdhouses..epiphany.

    While wrestling with some mini clamps and tape etc. I came up with a jig to hold my compound cut bird houses together. Works great.

    Just 2, 1/4" bolts, 2 washers and 2 wing nuts to keep the pressure on. Works like a champ.
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    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    Those are handy for many projects.
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    • #3
      LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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      • #4
        I have seen it before. I actually made a similar one a few months ago to cut some small puzzles out of spheres. Just passing it along as so many are doing the mini birdhouses these days-- I found it helpful.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          And if you're lazy like me, the little Irwin clamps will work, too.
          Carole

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          • #6
            I have about a dozen of these all different sizes. One thing that I have started doing to them is adding 150 grit sand paper. you do not neet to put tape on the waste as the sand paper holds it all tight.

            Just use some spray adhesive that you use to hold your patts on, add to the sand paper and the wood. I recommend adding some blue tape around the edges to keep everything clean. Spray the face that will hold the project, add your sand paper, trim to fit.

            Hope this helps.
            JW
            Scrolling on a Dewalt 788 with Flying Dutchman blades in Urbana Ohio.

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            • #7
              JW,
              That is a good idea, thanks for sharing it.
              "Still Montana Mike"

              "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
              Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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              • #8
                That is a good idea using bolts and wing nuts. I think I will probably do that to mine. I have cut 60 of the mini bird houses. I sold 40 of them last Sunday at a street fair. I am cutting 40 more for a show I have in December. People really liked them!
                Dan in So.Ca.

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                • #9
                  Dan are you also getting 10.00 per?
                  "Still Montana Mike"

                  "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                  Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                  • #10
                    Hey Mike. Yes, $10 each or two for $18. I sold 10 to one lady for $7.50 each.
                    so I don't hijack your thread, I'll post some pics in the business forum latter on.
                    Dan in So.Ca.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the response. That seems to be the going price on these.
                      "Still Montana Mike"

                      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                      • #12
                        Mike, I tryed the clamps and the jig,like the jig better. If you put the wing nuts one on the right and one on the left there easyer to open and close. For me anyway.Lance

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                        • #13
                          Glad it is working out for you.
                          "Still Montana Mike"

                          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the clamp idea Mike, now I'm sorry I spent $15 apiece for some 6" Jorgensen clamps which do the same thing.

                            george
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                            • #15
                              Oh yer Jorgies will still come in handy. You can never have too many clamps!
                              "Still Montana Mike"

                              "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                              Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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