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Finally added the new S.W.A.T. Jig 6 months 1 week ago #17026

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tcmeyer wrote:
Clay: Sorry about having to fabricate my own paddles for film. So far, I really like the plate glass platens and I understand that at least one of your distributors is making glass paddles too. The blank paddles I purchased from you have aluminum platens which would seem to be quite practical, but the samples I have are less than flat. I think I'm going to try to remove the aluminum and replace it with some 18 gauge stainless sheet steel I have left over. Have you heard of anybody filing them flat? Is there anything I should know about removing the aluminum?

Glass is one way to provide an absolutely flat surface, but I think that 1/8" thick stainless steel would work as well and be more durable. I just didn't feel like cutting 20 pieces with an angle-grinder. The local glass shop charged me $1.00 each.

Next Question: As I have been fabricating my own blocks, I've used the dimensions of the standard stones as a target dimension. In measuring the different stones, I noticed that as I go up in grit, the thickness drops off slightly - maybe a total of 0.040" over five pairs of stones. There is no case of the thickness increasing - only decreasing. A devious mind could deduct that progressively reducing the thickness has the effect of slightly increasing the angle by a very small amount with each step up in grit. The net effect is to ensure that a finer grit will not fail to reach the apex, simply because of a slight thickness error.

Was there method to this madness? You could assume this question implies a complimentary view. Cool. B)

Great comments! :) The decreasing thickness of the stones was a happy accident. It has to do with the initial bar stock being the same thickness and then the abrasive being progressively thinner due to smaller particles. I discovered it in our very first production run and decided to let it stay that way for the very reason you mentioned, progressively wider angles, though only very slightly.

We have glass platens available at the office if you'd like some. You can call or email and we can get you set up.
--Clay Allison
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Finally added the new S.W.A.T. Jig 6 months 1 week ago #17030

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Are they in stock and available now?......... :cheer:
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Finally added the new S.W.A.T. Jig 6 months 1 week ago #17033

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tuffybraithwaite wrote:
Are they in stock and available now?......... :cheer:

They are. We don't have them on the website yet, but you can call in or email for them.
--Clay Allison
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Finally added the new S.W.A.T. Jig 4 months 4 days ago #17799

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Just got mine for Fathers Day.
I put them on, half remembering a picture here on the site, and had *NO IDEA* how they were used...
Looked back at the add, and I think I understand now.
It might be worth it to add a picture that looks like instructions showing the stones placed flat against the paddle, and maybe something about how to adjust for thickness.
I know most folks here on the site will re engineer them and figure it out quickly, but I'm dumb...I want pictures in crayon.
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Finally added the new S.W.A.T. Jig 4 months 2 days ago #17826

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FredHermann wrote:
Just got mine for Fathers Day.
I put them on, half remembering a picture here on the site, and had *NO IDEA* how they were used...
Looked back at the add, and I think I understand now.
It might be worth it to add a picture that looks like instructions showing the stones placed flat against the paddle, and maybe something about how to adjust for thickness.
I know most folks here on the site will re engineer them and figure it out quickly, but I'm dumb...I want pictures in crayon.
:lol: :lol:

We'll get instructions and a video out as soon as we can! :)
--Clay Allison
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I TRIED TODAY, but Hello 4 months 1 day ago #17835

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i think i have two right sided swats....... :( :(

please take a look and let me know.

thanks

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I TRIED TODAY, but Hello 4 months 1 day ago #17837

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Yep, two of the same. I'd say two rights make a wrong. :cheer:
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I TRIED TODAY, but Hello 3 months 4 weeks ago #17849

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Mikedoh wrote:
Yep, two of the same. I'd say two rights make a wrong. :cheer:

That's funny Mike :)

Tuffy, give a call and we'll get it straightened out!
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I TRIED TODAY, but Hello 3 months 4 weeks ago #17850

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:) :)
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Re:Finally added the new S.W.A.T. Jig 3 months 2 weeks ago #17951

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Anyone have a video using these and does anyone have results showing repeatability with these?


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