03-03-2010 06:33 PM
A question regarding this jig. The plan uses a nylon nut to lock the hold-down blocks in position. What prevents the bolt from turning when the nut is tightened / loosened?
This jig was in Issue 151, page 82
03-03-2010 08:12 PM
I built that jig and love it. Although when I built mine I didn't notice that nylon nut, so that means I didn't use it and haven't had any issues with it not being used. Would suggest on the pivot block that you use a square nut as opposed the the hex nut and rather than use 1/4-20 x 1 machine screw I used a thumb screw. That way I don't need a screwdriver to adjust it. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=651&filter
03-03-2010 09:37 PM
Based on your experience that nylon nut is superfluous. Nice to know.
I will switch to a square nut for holding the pivot bolt. A longer surface to tighten against. The knob on the pivot bolt wood make it a tooless adjustment.
Thanks for the informative response.
03-04-2010 06:47 AM
Bill, I also used 'T-slot' bolts instead of the machine screws in the plan. Toilet mounting bolts would also work.