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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Jig's Up!

RGT provides a jig for doing the railings for the balcony and widow's walk around the top of the townhouse.

I did the railings in a quarter of the time that it usually takes to do them when you have to measure everything out.

This handy, dandy gadget is wonderful! All you do is put glue on the ends of the posts, lay them in the jig and then shove the rail tops and bottoms on them. Square them up and you are done!


The second rail is a bit more difficult than the first, but with the help of a spacer underneath the edge of the rail, it is relatively easy to do. Can you tell that I am enjoying the ease of this kit? I am!
Tessie helped with the glue on the ends part. Then I put the top squares and balls on all of the posts. I don't think that RGT trusts me to do it right the first time. They gave me an extra post and a lot of extra spindles.

Anyway, that was the work for the day. I have to go back and keep Tessie from using the posts for bowling pins. She is hunting for a ball as we speak. I saw her setting up the pins in formation when I left to write this. I have to get back now.

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

Julie S said...

Wow! That is a cool gizmo. Almost makes me wish my Townhouse had railings ...

dale said...

How nice of them to supply the jig, I'm sure that does make it go much easier.

The town house is coming along wonderfully and I liked your shelf room too.

Perhaps a glass front to trap the occupants. ;)

Deni said...

thats a great idea to have a jig I can never get those things straight!
they look great!

Norma said...

That's amazing that a company would think to include a jig - it looks like it'd be just the thing for making ladders too...

rosanna said...

How cool ! that's a handy toy!

Debbie said...

What a clever idea and so much easier with the jig.

Tabitha Corsica said...

That jig must be a new addition to their kits. Wish I'd had one when I built my Bostonian....the widows walk STILL is unfinished. What a great idea!

Tabs

Caseymini said...

Norma! Brilliant idea. I have a bunch of posts left over. One ladder coming right up!