Shelf pin template $0.69

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 06-09-2011 11:01 AM 4026 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This might not be the world’s cheapest template, but it’s got to be pretty nearly the cheapest.

For my Stickley Inspired Entertainment Center I needed to drill about a hundred shelf support holes to hold up the three shelves. I bought a yardstick, cut it to length and had my son drill holes every one inch.

We then used it on the drill press as a template to drill the shelf support holes. It worked out great and we have a nice template for next time we need a bunch of evenly spaced holes.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 11:27 AM

Nice improvisation.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 01:10 PM

Good idea.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 04:02 PM

And to think I was half considering actually buying one of those templates just to save time, great idea, I will definitely be using this one.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 04:12 PM

Mother of invention!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 06-18-2011 09:44 PM

This is one of those ‘slap yourself in the head “Why didn’t I think of that?” ideas!!!

Thank you very much for posting this as I am about to drill a whack of holes in the verticals for my son’s closet. You have just saved me hours of figuring out something that probably wouldn’t work better than this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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