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Week ending January 22

This week, I’ve been working on a jig that’s designed to hold a fence post at its bottom so that load can be applied downwards on its centre. I’m machining almost all of the required parts which is a first for me. The jig is a large clamp with the fence post sandwiched between two plates that are then bolted together, and then it sits on a plinth to bring it to height. 

Although I will not be using any new skills on this job, I am looking forward to seeing the test, since the jig will be primarily my own work