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Old 09-22-09, 02:53 PM
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Main thing with jigs is achieving quality with speed. A lot of DIY jigs will guarantee a slow build with low accuracy, or a huge investment of time and good quality, etc...

On the internet it seems as though most of the sensible information comes from pros. People who build a lot of frames and write about it on the net, normally have to sell them just to keep going. Pros have different needs, so if you read about their build style it will vary from what an amateur might reasonably work with.

When it comes to making a decent frame jigless it also matters what else is missing in the equation. In the OP's case, decent tubing. What about tools, welding or brazing skills, etc... Just not having a jig is pretty unimportant, if you have a lot of options in the rest of your skillset and equipment.
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