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Offline Riverman

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Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« on: April 23, 2019, 04:38:34 pm »
Gleaned  lots of valuable info from different jig and came up with this,using a Brass propane T fitting,parts from Tormek and other jigs.So far it seems to work.Thanks all for the insights.Regards,Steve
« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 03:22:47 pm by Riverman »

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Re: Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 04:25:56 am »
Nice !!
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Re: Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 07:10:42 am »
Cannot beat that!  Nice thinking. 

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Re: Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 08:31:31 am »
The Robert Sorby ProEdge - Knife Holder clamp, used in this jig, is not self-centering, its lower "jaw" is dead-welded.
I strain my brains but can't understand how this jig may help with getting bevels the same height on both sides.
Would you mind explaining please?
« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 08:34:01 am by wootz »

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Re: Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 12:18:03 pm »
Steve,

Your design is clever. I especially like the use of the brass propane T fitting.

Wootz makes a good point about the Sorby jig not being self centering. We seem to have two issues with the Tormek knife jigs: 1) Pivoting for sharp curves and 2) self centering to compensate for different knife thicknesses. Your design (and some other designs) have made excellent progress with the pivoting issue. We are still lagging a bit with the self centering issue.

Let's all keep working.

Ken

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Re: Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 12:51:47 pm »
The self centering of the jig, was a misquote on my part.Whoops!! 8)
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Re: Arkansas Reality ( a differnt knife jig)
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 03:54:16 pm »
Steve,

I see the self centering situation as a temporary set back which we will eventually solve. We keep raising the expectations bar.

Keep up the good work!

Ken