Saturday, April 6, 2013

Homemade Monkey Fist Jig

When I first started making Monkey Fists, I had a devil of a time handling the cord and the core. I knew I needed a jig, but I'm useless when it comes to woodworking or machining. I also knew I didn't want to pay a lot of money for one. Finally, I'm a bit of a proponent of the KISS philosophy: Keep It Simple, Stupid. So I found a couple of bamboo skewers in a junk drawer, broke off a couple pieces of styrofoam from some packing inserts I found in the garage and wrapped them in masking tape, and voila: an adjustable, portable, monkey fist jig was born!

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