Unlike other shelf pin guides, the kreg shelf pin jig features hardened-steel drill guides that ensure precise and straight drilling, so you’ll get level, wobble-free shelves. The traditional method for the home craftsperson is to use a tool-guiding jig or pegboard template with a drill or router. Drilling is straightforward, the router/guide plate moved until the locating pin drops into the respective hole in the guiderail. Our expert staff is available to assist you in your woodworking tool and supply needs, so please contact us with any questions at 800-645-9292.
But a simple jig made with scrap-barrel cutoffs combined with a bit of careful setup will have you drilling one perfectly vertical hole after another. The distance from the clamp’s inner edge of its beam to the centre of its screw is 4″. The clamp has enough reach, that when tightened in position against the work piece and the jig, the clamp will ride just under the top of the jig. Simply clamp the two pieces together using either the Kreg Face Clamp or Right Angle Clamp, and drive the screws to secure the joint.
This woodworkers list of woodworking plans features a collection of construction projects for building various drill press and hand drill guides and accessories for your workshop. When using a bit with a brad-point tip, you can prevent tearout by drilling until the point just peeks through the back side of the workpiece. The end of the wood block that makes contact with the workpiece is crosscut at an angle so that it can rest on the workpiece in the correct position. The EZ-Align Shelf Pin Jig is a dual drilling jig that allows you to drill two rows of shelf pin holes that are perfectly aligned!
With the top removed you can see how the clamps sandwich” the work piece between the clamp pads and the side panel of the jig. To make it easy to clamp the jig to your drill press, make the length of the base the same as the width of your drill-press table. Note, too, that I’ve attached a piece of pressure-stick sandpaper against one surface; this will keep the workpiece from sliding when drilling. There is little space on the jig to add any additional clamps to keep the wood in place whilst drilling.
The thing that is left out of the instructions is that you need the DOWELING ACCESSORY SET WITH THE JIG. For longer workpieces — like the 12″ high corner members of one of my wooden candle lanterns shown at the upper right of Photo 8 — mount the workpiece in the jig so that most of the length extends down through the center opening of your drill press table. Pocket hole jig comes complete with 6, 8 10mm guides allowing the joint to be filled with a dowel.
With this background out of the way, I’d like to proceed with the purpose of this Instructable: to guide those that have this jig in improving its precision. For use with the Kreg Jig HD Heavy Duty Pocket Hole System (#46791, sold separately). If your lines are accurate, the hole in the jig should line up dead center with the desired location of the hole on your workpiece. Bushings and guides are available but soon become worn and setting of accurate drilling angles is difficult.
Source: R A Salaman; Dictionary of Woodworking Tools, ca. 1700-1970, and Tools of Allied Trades Newtown, CT, U.S.A. : Taunton Press, 1975; rev ed.1990. NOTE: I’ve included a drawing of the polycarbonate base plates I made for this jig but these measurements are specific to the routers I’m using. Using glue and clamps, place the blocks against a square to ensure a perfect 90° angle. Using the small engineer’s square, make sure the line for Angle C is parallel with the upright of the square.
The main components of the jig are constructed from 1/2″ and 3/4″ Baltic Birch plywood. The router is outfitted with a guide bushing which fits in the recesses of the half-holes (‘dimples’) much the same way these bushings work when used between the fingers of a half-blind dovetail jig. First, the drawings in the book indicate the back leg is at a 72-degree angle, which is the rake angle.
I’ve just watched a few youtube videos including the one from on how to make a table jig to mount it. So I made that today and it makes it even easier. The final step to completing these stops is to install an anti slip abrasive tape on the underside of the two stops used on the top of the jig that limit the travel of the router. Make a simple adjustable fence and a right angle drilling jig to make your drill press work quicker and more accurately. Drill Bit Hole Saw Guide Jig Fixture Vacuum Suction Base with Water Coolant Hole for Tiles, Glass, Fish Tanks, Marble, Granite, Ceramic, Porcelain Guides Holes.
Kreg’s revolutionary range of woodworking jigs and accessories provide simple but effective ways of making joints. Anyway, I’ve long been wanting to buy a pocket hole jig and was about to buy the one by Carbatec ( -k4-master-system_c21653 ) for AU$199, when I chanced upon the TV ad. How to make a simple drill press jig with your drill press that will make it fast and easy to get perfectly vertical holes every time.
To this, center a second piece measuring about 2-1/2″ x 6″. Finally, attach a third smaller piece of about 2-1/2″ x 3″ at a right angle to the second. Subscribe Now and get instance online access to our library filled with exciting woodworking information. With the side panel of the jig now complete it’s time to focus my attention on the jig’s platform or the piece that is clamped to the bench when in use. This pocket hole jig kit creates pocket holes at variable center distances for a range of material thicknesses!
And now, when you put the bit in place—the drill—and you hold this jig up against it, you put the bit right in the corner. A drill jig is a type of jig that expedites repetitive hole center location on multiple interchangeable parts by acting as a template to guide the twist drill or other boring device into the precise location of each intended hole center.
But first, I should cover how this jig is utilized and the procedure used to locate the jig and to drill the hole. Align the jig with the marks drawn on the right rail, and use the right set of bushings to drill that pair of holes. The bearings ride effortlessly along the aluminum rails of the jig and lock into position securely trapping the router and not allowing it to move from side to side.
Canadian Woodworking reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time. This jig is far fancier than it has to be—a plain piece of melamine would have sufficed. This Self-centering doweling jig helps you make accurate butt joints, miter joints and edge joints easily. Align the jig to the marks on the left rail face, and using the left set of bushings, drill that pair of holes.
By means of jigs, callipers, and other tools the exact size of the stock and its angle with the barrel is obtained. Two stops are fastened to the top of the jig by way of the treaded inserts I just installed and used to limit the router’s travel when cutting mortises and the other 4 adjustable material stops are used to position various sizes and shapes of stock on the jig’s side panel.
Now, if you’re going to be drilling several blanks of the same size, no need to do this more than once. The jig template provides a reliable guide for drilling all six holes when placed in the positions provided on the included instructions. To use the jig, line up the cross lines on the jig with the cross lines that mark the location of the hole on the workpiece. This handy base accepts your Kreg Jig drill guide for accurate setting and positioning of the drill guide block for portable use so you can leave your benchtop base secured as a work station.
After drilling the first hole, the indexing pin and a little light pressure will hold the jig in place. Timesaving is the biggest benefit, but wood component alignment is improved too since all the holes are drilled relative to the same face eliminating the need for the jig to be 100% perfectly centered. STEP 1: The drilling jig shown in Photo 1 couldn’t be simpler, and consists of only three parts. If you are on the job site, or if you have glued up your project already and forgot to pre-drill the pieces on the drill press, and accuracy is very important, then a drill guide is a worthwhile piece of woodworking equipment to have.
It certainly was with no evidence of having taken two bites at it, testament to the repeatability of the drilling jig. With the bevel gauge from earlier, draw the angled line on the side of the seat extension (Angle C). Keep the fence where it is on the drill press table. Finally, mark the bottom of the jig with lines that intersect at the center of the hole.
I was saving up to by the big Kreg Jig set but I DID NOT want to spend that money on a tool that I will not use every day. You also can use a drillpress to make dowel holes, either directly or by creating your own jig from hardwood blocks. So if you want to build things but don’t feel like spending money on a Kreg Jig (they are expensive), there is a simple process to making pocket holes.
Cut two pieces of 1×4 scrap lumber the same length and square on each end, so when the drill chuck is held against the block, the drill bit protrudes the desired depth of the hole below the jig. At the drill press, orient the seat blank so the drill bit will be in line with Angle A and tilted so it will be in line with Angle B. Use your reference lines to position the wood. To do this I chuck the 3/8″ mortising bit into my router and place the router back onto the jig. To use the jig, clamp it to the drill press table and the workpiece to the jig.