DIY Network

How to Make a Jig for Sanding Small Objects

This jig is scaled to hold a small object so it can be sanded with a disc sander. The jig provides more control when shaping the piece and puts distance between your fingers and the machinery.

More in Home Improvement

jig is scaled to hold a small object
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Highlights:

Step 1: Make a Block, and Cut a Notch

Adhere two pieces of oak together to create a block. Use screws and glue to secure the pieces.

Mark a rectangle where a notch will be cut from the block, then cut the notch with a band saw.

adhere two pieces of oak together to create block

Step 2: Drill a Hole, and Add a Rod

Use a drill press to drill a hole through the center of one leg of the block (Image 1). Use a fence on the drill press to prevent the piece from spinning.

Push a threaded rod through the hole and secure it on either side with a T-nut (Image 2).

Step 3: Apply Metal and Rubber

Glue a piece of flat metal to the end of the threaded rod. This piece pressures the small object and holds it in the jig. Note: Too much pressure can cause the jig to split.

Cut a piece of rubber down to size and place it on the bottom, clamping the surface of the jig.

Was this project helpful?

Don't forget: Read comments and leave your own

Advertisement

Projects

COMMENT ON THIS PROJECT

    

Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:

Password:

Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.

It's free and easy.