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    Plans for jigs or "helping hands"

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of any sites for some plans of jigs for butt welding, corner welding, etc that can act a third hand or something like that? I am finding it hard to explain but I am usually by myself and find sometimes when I think I have materials supported....yeah well they sometimes are not. I think a few people might find this helpful too. If not then I am just a clutz with the mechanical means to really hurt myself. LOL
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    One thing to consider is a vise I just bought. Wish I had purchased one years ago.

    Check it out here
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    The vise rrmccabe linked to is a great looking product, I'd like to get one myself.

    In the mean time, I have a welding table with a steel top. Often times, I'll tack weld pieces to the table top, then weld the pieces together, then grind them loose from the table.

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    jigs don't allow for expansion and contraction or the directional pull of the initial weld, for a "third" hand its a bag of sand a heavy chunk of steel and clamps in all their glorious forms lol and its not like wood, you can grind and finish off your oopses and no one can ever tell
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    Lots of clamps of all kinds will be your best friends when it comes to welding, and you don't have to buy them beer and pizza.
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    I like that vice rrmcabe. For some reason I always thought of it as a woodworking tool but that would be handy. I do a fair amount of fence and gate building and repair for my horse and cow friends. And boy can those animals mess up a gate quickly. Just by looking at that vise I think I am going to get busy building a larger version for squaring gates on site rather than having them taking the time to move their herds to other fields. Then taking of the gates or fences to me for repair. Improve customer service and you'll always be busy I say.
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    The one above is built for welding. Holds stock up to 4" in size.
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    That vice here in Canada or one similar to it is anywhere from $140 -$160. I am going to attempt to build one myself with some help of friend of mine. He is a wizard when it come to working with wood or metal. I've got a couple pieces of 2' x 9/16" ready rod and enough scrap metal (I hope) to build one that would suit my needs. I guess it is on to Auto CAD to start.
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    Hi all,

    I just found this great website for making your own jigs, clamps, etc. Check out HomemadeTools.net -- Thousands of Homemade Tools as it has lots of great ideas for both wood and metal lovers alike.
    Last edited by cdnvet; 02-28-2013 at 09:58 PM.
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