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A Week In The Workshop 148


Direct video link - https://youtu.be/T16_IWKj0Zw

Hi everyone.


Firstly, my apologies, but the video quality isn’t up to the usual standard in this one; I’m still tinkering with the little Sony camera, and accidentally had it set to auto, so the exposures are bouncing around somewhat.


Anyway, there’s some new site housekeeping things that I go through in this vid, there’s a bit of chat about - and a demo of - the new jig, and I talk through the modest complexities of small-scale CNC production - yields, pricing, ‘perceived value’ and all those things. Also tying my product so closely to someone else’s is something new for me, and I have a question that you folks may be able to help me with about the ‘scope of delivery’ of the finished item.

The Wix Spaces app I mention in the vid is available here -


And you can find the site easily using invite code PPSQ98


No draw this week as only one person put their name down, so congratulations Sarah Langwith, the terrible table saw project is all yours! I’ll be in touch…

I noticed a bit of chatter in the 10MW Plus forums about the Banggood ratchet clamps - I do have one (!) of these, and I’ll talk more about them in comparison with the Festool and Axminster Trade clamps too, in Wednesdays quick vid.


That’s it for this one though, thank you as always for your amazing support, enjoy the rest of the weekend and I’ll catch you in the next one.


Peter



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Peter, another idea. With ONE line, I can see being worried about how precise the cut needs to be. Plus kerf adjustments and such.

What about TWO lines (maybe 5mm apart). Cut the first line along the inside edge, then trim along the other line. Now you have room for error, which reduces the stress of ruining your jig with a bad cut.


EDIT: I just picked up that these are completely non-critical cuts. I think making it VERY clear in the packaging that the cuts do not affect function would solve the issue.

In the future, if something did have critical cuts, I think the two-line solution would serve.


If I'm making from plans, I don't care about bad…

Curtir

Paul
Paul
05 de set. de 2022

It is my opinion that making fairly precise cuts on a jig that only works on a specific ruler doesn't seem worth it. If I'm someone that already has the ruler and I can make precise cuts and holes (with a drill or router), then I would just get plans. Plans are cheaper and I can decide what material to make the jig from.


While it's a fantastic idea and it looks like it will work quite well, it is a very niche product. It would be probably be best to have a minimum amount ordered before making them.

Curtir

Ah, fruit issue, no problem for me then!

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petermillard
petermillard
05 de set. de 2022
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No, sadly, reports of the issue on Microsoft Edge and Firefox too. 🤷‍♂️

Curtir

Hi Peter,


Just a suggestion. Would CNCing along the cut lines just leaving a 5mm tab either end be an option? Then guys would only have to cut through the tabs and clean up with a block plane. This would ensure perfect striaight edges for alignment.

I realise this would add an additonal 20mm to the width of the kit. Would this reduce the yeild?

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petermillard
petermillard
05 de set. de 2022
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Thanks Vic. I'm looking at the tabbed option as well, but yes, this will affect the yield, and as I say in the vid, 'sharing' a kerf between two parts causes some issues for a CNC bit that don't apply when using a blade. Bearing in mind that these edges don't affect the performance or accuracy of the jig, is trimming a tab just preferred to cutting to a line?

Curtir

Hi Peter, I would quite happy to 'be involved' with the production of any kit, but even with my limited skill making the whole thing from a plan looks to be within my capability. If a plan was available to download and print onto A4 adhesive labels (if more than one is required) then that would be even better! Unfortunately at £85 (NZ$165) including £35 (NZ$68) shipping makes the ruler a non starter for me. Mind you the 1400 LR32 is NZ$271 here and I certainly cannot justify one of them!

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petermillard
petermillard
05 de set. de 2022
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Thanks Rob. Yes, shipping costs are always an issue, unfortunately, and it does limit people's willingness to make purchases.👍

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