The Wester Ross frame-building jig.

This is the original frame-building jig that all the Wester Ross frames were made on, it was designed and made by John Connell whilst he was working at an engineering institute in southern Ireland. The jig is of a solid, heavy metal, construction and all the parts are extremely accurately made. The 'arms' are adjustable to accommodate the various angles that frames are made with. The main plate rotates around using a handle which turns a geared shaft and the whole lot can swung into a vertical position at the flick of a lever.

You can see the jig in action back in the late 70's - early 80's in the Wester Ross documentary here

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