This jig lets us make more Catalysts faster! This is necessary because as of November of 2012 there are over 5,000 people who need Catalysts for building WikiSeats, and, well, the first jig took too long to set up. This newer, faster, more awesome jig can only be made using a finished Catalyst though. This finished Catalyst serves as the catalyst for building a jig to build more Catalysts. It is sort of viral like that, like a meme made out of metal. You can make a Catalyst by following this Instructable, or you can acquire one through our Indiegogo campaign.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
+One completed Catalyst.
+Something to cut steel: chop saw, band saw, hack saw
+Something to file/grind steel: metal file, grinding wheel
+Giant red arrow magnet... it's a basic welding tool and is important for this project.
+ 12" section of 3/4" angle iron
+ 4" section of 2" x 3" angle iron (or any scrap with a surface area of about 3x4)
+ Some wood for the drilling jig.
+Angle Iron 1"x1", 15" length per catalyst
Step 2: Prep the Jig Metal
The two inch section shown here has some fancy shapes on the end, but that doesn't really matter. It is artifact from tinkering with the length.
Why is one of the sections shorter? It is necessary for removing Catalysts once they are welded in the jig. It will be clear later, think of it for now as having your fist stuck in the bottom of a pickle jar.