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Old 02-25-2011, 06:56 PM
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Default Frame Jig on the cheap

Frame Jig

This is my attempt at a jig to build my own custom frames. I cleaned out the garage and found all this material left over from a HVAC job I did last year when the economy was good. The jobs are hit and miss now. Ok, back to the jig. If I had to guess it’s about 100.00 to 150.00 worth of material to complete and is fully adjustable. I am sure I will need to modify it a little but it looks like it will work.

Building this was like a flash back 40 years ago...Erector Set... just find the part and bolt it together...I was a kid at heart for a few hours then reality set in...Wow that was a trip....

I went to the local metal supply and looked over tubing and was surprised at the prices; 5/8 .065 was 20.00 for 20 feet and 1 1/8 was a little more. chromoly tubing was somewhere around 50.00 for the stick. I would end up making the frame out of chromoly. It welds so much nicer. I figure I could build a frame for under a 100.00.

Now the hard part is designing what I want to build…what I need to do is get my mind away from the style I always gravitate to…
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