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RogerSavatteri 09-15-2009 02:23 PM

The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
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The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)

The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis DJ-1 Jig) combines both the Festool Rail & Rail guide (from the 2200 Router set) with Bridge City Tools -DJ-1 to perform Drill Press precision operations on the X & Y axis of a large sheet of material (plywood, plexiglass, sheet metal, etc.) with both drill bits and forstner bits. By using the Festool Rail system with clamps (or the Parallel Guide set-not shown) one could measure and drill accurately parallel to the edge of a work or across a diagonal.
The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis DJ-1 Jig) also has a optional plexiglass ruler guides that can be attached to it to assure reliable measurement & repeatable operations.

Photos and explanations can be seen over at the BCTW forum,

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/discu....php?p=460#460 . . . (link now working)

cheers,
Roger

wnagle 09-15-2009 03:27 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Pretty cool Roger... I was thinking of something similar with my micro jig that goes on the Festool rail.

NedYoung 09-15-2009 04:06 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Great idea and beautifully made, Roger.

Rather than tape the rule to the work, how about attaching the rule to the rail using the upward facing slot? The short rule currently on the body would need to be moved to the back of the Edge Guide. A slot-attached rule could be very easily adjusted.

Ned

Poto 09-15-2009 04:49 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Amazing piece of work, Roger. I love the finish you've used - and you can see in that one picture how the profile of your Blue Rover matches the Joint Maker Pro in the background. On purpose?

MichaelKellough 09-15-2009 08:32 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
That link doesn't work for me so here's a photo

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/...9b42f6cc_b.jpg

There are more pictures and captions here if the above link doesn't work.

That is a beautifully made thing Roger.

MichaelKellough 09-15-2009 08:41 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Slightly :offtopic:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2462/...804370d7e0.jpg

Quick Peter!

How many BC Tools are in this picture? Poking

By name.

Poto 09-15-2009 09:33 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
I got the CS-2, DSS-2, SS-2, DJ-1, though it's possible I missed some... (and that's without checking the BCT web site!).

Do I have a problem?

MichaelKellough 09-15-2009 09:47 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Poto (Post 32494)
I got the CS-2, DSS-2, SS-2, DJ-1, though it's possible I missed some... (and that's without checking the BCT web site!).

Do I have a problem?

Very good! But I wanted the names (not numbers) for us wannabes.

Poto 09-15-2009 09:55 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Oh - the names are easier:
CenterScribe (CS-2)
Double Saddle Square (my fave) (DSS-2)
Drilling Jig (DJ-1)
Saddle Square (SS-2x4) (black aluminum)

I think that the only ones you can currently buy are the DSS-2 and the CS-2, but they're both probably getting in short supply.

I use both of them a lot!

(I don't use the others because I don't have them).

RogerSavatteri 09-15-2009 11:30 PM

Re: The "X-Y" Blue Rover (A Linear 2 Axis Jig for Bridge City's -DJ-1)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NedYoung (Post 32433)

Rather than tape the rule to the work, how about attaching the rule to the rail using the upward facing slot? The short rule currently on the body would need to be moved to the back of the Edge Guide. A slot-attached rule could be very easily adjusted.
Ned

Ned,
I actually gave that some thought and tried it. I found that having it on the work and then moving The Blue Rover with it's embedded 6 inch rule center over center or center over some digit on the taped down rule was easier to adjust. Now if your riding right along the rail then yes the short rule could be embedded on the other side. (which there is a slot) and matched up there. Also, one could place a longer rule where I taped it down and clamp it on either side. The situations are fluid, sometimes a couple of pieces of painters tape is the easiest solution, not the sexiest though. :(

thanks for your feedback,
Roger


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