|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 01-10-2015 05:39 PM||2784 views||11 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this jig to aid in the installation of the drawer pulls. I have always wanted something adjustable, but
have always built a 1 use throw away jig in the past.
At this time this jig only has the ability of adjusting the pull holes horizontally. I think I will add to the jig to
adjust vertically as well.
I started with a piece of 3/4” plywood, and made a cutout to make templates replaceable. I used a 5/16” bit for template to work with a Vix bit so it would not continually wear the holes bigger and less accurate. I then took a 1/2” X 2” strip of Mahogany 8” long. Using a box core bit I routed 2 slots 5/16” wide and slightly under 5/16” deep.
I then threaded 1 end of 2 pieces of 5/16” S/S rod about 18” long. I used 2 pieces of Teak 1/2” X 3/4” X 1 1/4”
that I drilled slightly smaller than 5/16”. I then drove the rods into the blocks of teak with my cordless drill.
Then I drilled the holes through the Mahogany and plywood base to get good alinement. I turned the plywood over and increased the hole size to 1/2” and drove a 5/16 nut into those holes. I then used 2- 5/16 capscrews
with snapped on knobs to make up the knobs to adjust horizontal placement and centering.
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)