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Hope this is the right place for this.

As some may have read I am building a WW2 half track and needed to cut the tyre treads so took a weeks break from the build to construct a jig this will be used hopefully on many builds to come.

Made from anything I could find in the workshop and did not have to buy anything for it. I wanted it to take two of my tools a Dremel and the hand piece to another, they needed different sized tool holders.
The jig is based on one that another model maker made but I felt it needed a moveable tool carriage so as to accommodate various diameter wheels.

Any way here is the completed jig and I have been asked on another forum for some drawings so I will be putting together some of the photo's of the build and instructions into a pdf hopefully some time in the next week..

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In this photo you can see the Dremel tool holder removed by unscrewing the two square ended screws. The little wooden knob is a stop so that you can only cut down so far.


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The main carriage has to be turned 180deg to use the hand piece which attaches to a flexible drive, the reason being is that the over hang is much shorter so the depth stop also has to be transferd to this side. The carriage moves back and fore so as to accommodate different diameter wheels


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I could only find one wingnut so used this to hold the wheel blanks to the jig as normally you would make at least four at a time. So for the carriage I used a standard nut so glued a magnet onderneath to hold the spanner otherwise I would be forever looking for it


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A test piece before letting myself loose on the wheels I was quite happy with the results

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And the wheels complete as well as a Photo of them on the chassis of the half track. The only question now is was it worth a week making this jig, I think it was

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When I have finished the write up and drawings if anyone is interested I will see if I can post them

Sorry for a long post and the amount of pictures


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Very nice wheels.  I can follow the dialog and pictures completely. 
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Very nice.

Would like a copy of your PDF for sure
Thanks for taking the time to share this great jig

Thinking out side the box is great when it all comes together.

My problem is when i think outside the box it looks like the box just fell apart lol

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Very neat, thank you for a useful little jig.
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More photos is more better. A good photo can tell me more than lots of text.  Keep them coming.

Yet another good use for a hard drive magnet. I've got lots of extra wrenches in the common sizes but now I can put them where ever they are needed.

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very slick   [thumb][thumb][thumb]      i could almost be talked into making my own wheels now
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A great idea, well executed and described, thank you!
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Thank you all.

I am a little behind on the jig PDF but have now got most of the bits drawn up and started to put them into some sort of order

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