Wednesday, April 18, 2012


 JD2 model 32 bender (hint It Rocks!)
P.S. Scott you laughed at my stand.
It will kick your hossfields ass!
I hate building fixtures. It really is a necessary evil. Without a jig the chances of a weldment coming out straight or proper is almost nil. especially with a frame like this the jig is a way to lay everything out with flat and square references. in fact it would e very hard to measure the angles and relative positions of the tubes without the jig. I designed the jig in solidworks to the frame model. With reference geometry that is spaced at whole inch increments it is very easy to create and locate fixture parts even with a tape measure and have a finished frame that is functionally very close to the model. I hate making Jigs. I know there aren't any pictures of the fixture here (I will get to them now that I have an idea if how I'm going to do it) but I spent most of the day trying different ideas out in CAD and now will start making the parts..

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