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Carl B
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USA
3566 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  10:36:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my glass was upside down

i had a hankerin' for a glass of bulliet

You answered your own question.
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  10:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[the site's hinky tonight, this is the third time i've tried posting this]
i built the jig and it works perfect. decided to take it for a test drive tonight. the spindles are supposed to be 6" on center, so using a piece of a 2x4 for a spacer puts the spindle exactly where its supposed to be. the two 1x10 styrene strips under the spindles holds them 1" up, or exactly where they are supposed to be in relation to the top and bottom rails.
i really have alot to do before i can start the actual railings; grain and stain the wood, damp brush it the trim color of my choice, cut rails and posts to length, and hundreds of spindles 25" long. its gonna take a long time to build all the railings.


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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  10:41:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mayb a better picture....




upside down again.....
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11843 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2019 :  10:55:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You or the picture???

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  09:18:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
felt like me, but it's the picture.
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3566 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  09:58:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hundreds of spindles 25" long

Ah, the beauty of scratch work!

Don't throw that jig away....you never know when you'll need it again!
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hon3_rr
Fireman

USA
7214 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  12:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful jig! That's one for the textbooks. I remember a few years back where you were a bit shy of creating jigs, but your modeling skills have become so advanced that's it's pure pleasure watching your construction process. Keep it coming.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5580 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  1:43:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like itíll work just fine. Let me suggest that you have a piece of styrene with a perfect right angle corner that fits between the rails for aligning the spindles as you add them. You want to make sure they are perpendicular to the rails.

Also, good music in the background helps.

Mike

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 11/04/2019 8:19:03 PM
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  4:42:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
carl; i plan on keeping this jig in a safe place for future use. i just hope i'm able to remember where i put it when the time comes that i need it.
kris: thank you sir. the first spindle i installed was with a right angle so i know it was set right. i'm letting the 2x4 spacers align the rest of them so far so good.
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11843 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  5:09:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tie a string around your finger!!!

Looks great so far.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  5:36:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks jerry.
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  8:28:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i removed what i had made from the jig just to see how it looked. i have to say, i'm quite pleased with it. just the fact that it's standing up on it's own tells me the jig works. when i started this last night, the rails were cut to span two verticle posts and then trimmed to fit between the verticle posts.

i've decided to finish this part and use it on the model as a portion of the railing being replaced. maybe it'll be half painted or something to show it's a work in progress.
all in all i think the jig's a winner.

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5580 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  9:41:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks good.
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2019 :  9:49:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks mike, and thanks LOADS for the drawings!
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kebmo
Fireman

USA
1732 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2019 :  08:12:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
finished the section of railing. i only lost one spindle removing it from the jig.
this jig is going to work just fine.

the forum won't allow me to post a pic. i'll try again later after work.
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