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K-groove Jig

Discussion in 'Wheels and Axles' started by Skywalker Racing, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Skywalker Racing

    Skywalker Racing Council Champion Pro Racer

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    Anybody have the K-House thread on building a k-groove jig saved in your notes or something? All my saved threads have gone away since the transition and I can't seem to find anything on this forum anymore. If you can, please post link.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Skywalker Racing

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    I had to do a couple of different searches, it's not as simple as it was before or I just haven't figured out how to navigate it as well.
     
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    Worked like a charm!



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    I also made this jig but used a hack saw. Great idea as it ticks a lot of boxes: inexpensive, easy to make, uses common tools in garage, and effective.
     
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    Ed, I had one of these jigs, but chose to upgrade. I personally did not like the results. Don't get me wrong here, it works great if you have nothing else. My problem is that I strive for perfection and this setup was not cutting it for me. I have since upgraded to something more elaborate, but its not for the average builder.

    If you have nothing else to create the K-House groove, the aforementioned setups work great!
     
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    Here is the thread I was referring to.... but, I have since upgraded again since this was posted.

    Forgot to mention I am a tool junkie... lol
     
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    What did you upgrade to?
     
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    Because of the amount of axles I slot for my GX SP Aero Cover kits, I decided to go with something larger for more durability and better repeat-ability. I went with a slitting saw to perform this procedure, similar to the one another racer posted. The saw creates a nice square bottom in the K-House groove which prevents the screwdriver from "camming" out of the slot when torque is applied.
     
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    Gotcha.
    Gotcha. Thanks, Paul.

    That does look a little more complex than I'd need - although I've been thinking of something similar to help cut speed grooves in axles too. To take my shaky hands out of the equation.
     

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