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by timbuck
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again
Replies: 13
Views: 9352

Re: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again

Nice fix Ken :cl :cl Most machine tools use a split nut on leadscrews to handle just such the problem you encountered with the 'loose' thread and elegant fix. Because they are a high wear item you need some form of adjustment to eliminate wear/backlash. Classic example for everybody of why you shou...
by timbuck
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

I just bound a real Sopran body with the binding gizmo...My observations are ...It does a great job in the waist area and there is nothing wrong with that bit of the jig..But! it still needs some design tweaking on the swinging arm cauls...The arched back is more difficult to do than the front, but ...
by timbuck
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

Hi Andos....Please go ahead and make one..I don't want my life to be in vain :D ....binding on sopranos is a bit of a nightmare for me also and I've done loads..the area just either side of the waist gives me the most problems ...and the underside of the binding catches me out as well sometimes leav...
by timbuck
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

I completed the binding on the other side of the test piece to test out the improvements and I was very pleased with the result,considering that MDF is not the easiest of material to bond with CA glue...Still no gaps, and best of all no glue on the fingers. :) http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc14...
by timbuck
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Jig for fitting Bindings

I tried fitting springs behind the cauls as a couple of Guys suggested.....They didnt work co's due to the diferent variations in radii around the bouts the cauls just slipped sideways..If the uke was the Nunes design based on two round circles then it should work...I find locking the arms solid in ...
by timbuck
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jig for fitting Bindings
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Jig for fitting Bindings

I recently had a stressfull day when fitting some bindings to a Soprano uke I was building after having to route out twice before I was happy with the finished result..... Following all the stress I had with this job, I couldn't switch off the brain..something tells me there has to be an easier way ...
by timbuck
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Automatic Kerfing Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Automatic Kerfing Machine

This is the link to the motor ...You can get a bracket as well . http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110RPM-50Hz-7mm-Shaft-Dia-Machine-Synchronous-Reduce-Gear-Motor-AC-220V-/272563730082?hash=item3f761076a2:g:3l8AAOSwx6pYq6PN I found mine on Amazon here https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcingmap%C2%AE-110RPM-Diamet...
by timbuck
Wed May 25, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again
Replies: 13
Views: 9352

Re: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again

I have received these Emails and answered them ..But they don't seem to have got through .. I can give you my Email address timmsken@hotmail.com and then may be we can connect.
by timbuck
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Automatic Kerfing Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Automatic Kerfing Machine

Made Six .... got three spare :D ...Now back to some woodworking :wh
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by timbuck
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again
Replies: 13
Views: 9352

Re: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again

Another one broke down same fault , this time in Japan ...Another repair kit one the way.
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by timbuck
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Automatic Kerfing Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Automatic Kerfing Machine

I just sold one by auction on eBay UK and it went for £ 340 ...more than I expected ..and it went to a boat builder. :D
by timbuck
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Automatic Kerfing Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Automatic Kerfing Machine

Finally I got all the parts together and completed MK II...Tested it out today and it works just how it should. I've started work on two more. I'll most likely sell this one but it won't be cheap .. But it will soon pay for itself if you plan to sell linings :) it will handle strips up to 10mm in he...
by timbuck
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Automatic Kerfing Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Re: Automatic Kerfing Machine

It took 1 hour and 20 minutes (including a tea break) to Kerf 120 pc's linings at approx 16 inch long Thats 160 ft ... enough to make 30 ukulele's :)
by timbuck
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Automatic Kerfing Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 7771

Automatic Kerfing Machine

I been away from the Forum for a while so I'll update on what i'm up...I've been building this Automatic Kerfing Gizzmo to fit on the bandsaw...Finaly got hold of the motor to completed the prototype and get it working...One problem i've come across is the drawer slides are vunerable to sawdust and ...
by timbuck
Fri May 08, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Torrefied wood
Replies: 22
Views: 7260

Re: Torrefied wood

I've used baked Maple for fretboards same as Gibson guitars..the dark colour goes all the way through.
by timbuck
Thu May 07, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Another Jig tool thingy video
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Re: Another Jig tool thingy video

Well I made a better designed sanding thingy, it only took a couple of hours..I made it more simple this time the dovetail block is made from Delrin mounted on a couple of 7mm bright steel rods ..I can now add this to my jig collection :D BTW I scrapped the prototype. Here are a couple of pic's in c...
by timbuck
Mon May 04, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Another Jig tool thingy video
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Another Jig tool thingy video

I've been busy in the shed doing the thing I like best ..Inventing things ;)..This one is an idea I thought up sometime back but never got round to building it to see if it worked....After i've cut the dovetails on the router and then bandsaw..there is always a bit of hand work to do to get a good f...
by timbuck
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Router Fretboard Radiusing Bits
Replies: 7
Views: 4483

Re: Router Fretboard Radiusing Bits

Looks as if the Ukulele boys like these, mainly the 16" rad..So i gave them the link..Nice idea :cl From one toolmaker to another.

See here http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/sho ... ius-cutter
by timbuck
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Metalwork Department opened up this month
Replies: 28
Views: 12487

Re: Metalwork Department opened up this month

demonx wrote:At the time I made the post I would have jumped on it, but at the moment I'm drilling my tuner holes by CNC so have no need.

Looks like Perry has it covered judging by his last post, so you're not at a loss!

Cheers.
It's no problem...I've put it on E-bay now :D
by timbuck
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Metalwork Department opened up this month
Replies: 28
Views: 12487

Re: Metalwork Department opened up this month

I just read that you are selling these little gems. Would I please be able to place an order for one of these, but with seven marking pins? Just made a seven point out of the spare parts I had left :D ..It's the last of this seasons batch...Let me know if it's still wanted. http://i219.photobucket....
by timbuck
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Making Radius dishes
Replies: 4
Views: 2627

Re: Making Radius dishes

We did a compound radius dish on our CNC just for ukuleles...10 ft rad across and 5 ft rad lengthways I found a rectangle shape works great...It dosn't have to be a circle.
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by timbuck
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Metalwork Department opened up this month
Replies: 28
Views: 12487

Re: Metalwork Department opened up this month

I made a video of the assembly procedure of one of these 6 point gauges ... 41 components to put together in total.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6HP8vQHWr4
by timbuck
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again
Replies: 13
Views: 9352

Re: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again

Another one broke down :( ..This time in the USA ... Repairs are now underway :)
by timbuck
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Plate joining jig
Replies: 10
Views: 5541

Re: Plate joining jig

I've been using a similar jig to that one for years..It's a bit rougher and more basic with less bits than yours but it works great..The advantage is that this type can be used with uneven and odd shaped plate edges...All you really need is the sticks and wedges if you think about it :D Here is wher...
by timbuck
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Jigs & Fixtures
Topic: Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again
Replies: 13
Views: 9352

Jet/Performax 10 - 20 drum sander again

Another Jet/Performax 10-20 bites the dust, same old problem :( this time in the US..I just got another enquiry about a repair kit...More on it here http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?59514-Performax-Jet-10-20-Design-Problem&highlight=10-20+problems Please note*** I don't do this ser...