Holiday assignment!

“You engineering types, related to me either by blood or shirttails (that includes you, Legge!), here’s a great project for you on these long holiday days when you have nothing at all to do!” said the old hag, trying desperately to sound like a perky cheerleader.

I need a jig that will hold shafts at 90 deg to the base I shall attach them to. Bases will vary from probably 35-40 cm to 4″; most will be in the 2.5″ to 3″ diameter size. It will need to work long enough for glues to set, anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour or two. The bases will most likely have holes either existing in or drilled through the center. I can drill holes at 90 deg, or pretty close to it, but there is likely enough slop that a shaft can be pushed to 90 deg if it’s off a tish. The difficulty is keeping it there until the glue sets.

Ready? Set? Go!

Posted by wordsmith


LOL! Poor guy. Civilization can hurt!

I don’t need anyone to *build* it, unless it turns out to be complicated; if it’s a simple design requiring wood and stuff, I can probably build it. It’s such a simple problem, and it drives me bonkers that I can’t figure it out. Need to kick-start the left brain, I suppose. Thank you!

Sorry, we were stuck out in the middle of nowhere with no internet connection. I’ll see if Legge has any ideas once the shine and glare of civilization no longer blinds and disorients him.

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