Project homemade bracelet jig.

Discussion in 'Completed Projects & Ideas' started by Scooter, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter Stray Cat

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    Someone asked me earlier to post up some pics of a bracelet jig that I made last night so here it is. I have to say that I got this idea from someone on youtube, though I can't remember who it was.

    Things needed.
    3 1x2x24 boards.
    14 1 & 3/4 in wood screws
    4 plastic cable straps
    1 5/16 x 3 inch carriage bolt
    2 fender washers
    1 5/16 wing nut
    saw, drill and srewdriver

    I took 2 of my 24 in boards and cut them at 16 inches. This gave me my 2 side rails and the 2 inner rails that the adjustment slide sits on. All the other parts were cut out of the remaining board.

    I marked a line down the middle of the side boards and mounted my middle boards in the middle of the sides. This keeps the head of the carriage bolt from resting on the table and gives a bit more working room.

    The adjustable end is made of 2 pieces screwed together. I used the 2 screws that hold my cable clamps. Be careful not to screw all the way through as this part has to be free to slide.

    You only need to cap one end of the rig as the stationary end on the right holds that end together without one.

    To adjust simply loosen the wing nut and slide the left

    The pics.

    From the top.
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    The side.

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    The bottom.

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    Very easy to make. Took me about 45 minutes and about $10.
     
  2. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    How do you measure and what is the point of the center cut out?
    P.S. I know its not your design but did the designer explain these things?
     

  3. Scooter

    Scooter Stray Cat

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    If you are reffering to the big space as a cutout, I just didn't have enough
    Wood to come all the way back. It isn't needed anyway unless you are
    Making very small bracelets. If I had got four pieces of wood I could have
    Come all the way down with the center sections. It's not needed though.

    The guy that I copied took a ruler and marked off inches for the
    measurements. I just have not done that yet.
    Hope that helps.
     
  4. J-Will

    J-Will ermahgerd perrkerd

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    Thanks for the write up. I still need to make one myself.
     
  5. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Oh ok. Got it.