View Full Version : If you make fixtures, read this!

Michael McCullock
09-04-2006, 11:03 AM
You’ve measured your part, designed and built a fixture.
Will everything fit the way you want?
A simple way to check the alignment of your parts is to use 3M blue painters tape.
It engraves white giving you a high contrast mark easy to read and measure.

John Esberg
09-04-2006, 11:52 AM
Well, I'll be certain to try that trick soon!



Keith Outten
09-04-2006, 2:43 PM
Thanks Michael,

That's a realy cool trick that will be very handy.

Joe Pelonio
09-04-2006, 4:49 PM
Great tip Mike, I've been using regular tape and it's really hard to read that.

Pat Kearney
09-05-2006, 10:47 PM
I too have been using just the white masking paper however it is very hard to see. I will be sure to pick-up a roll of the 3M. By the way, great jig as well! Would you mind sharing it as I engrave the same pens. I have been using a jig with straight channels and it requires supporting the bottom of each pen to make it level. Looks like yours would eliminate the need to do this.

Thanks again.