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Workshop Tongs or Blind Nailing/Screwing Jigs

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Project by Bricofleur posted 09-14-2009 08:42 PM 3928 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How many mistakes are made and how much time is spent taking mesurements to locate exactly where to drive nails or screws, or drill a hole from behind ? For a shelf, a bracket, a door pull, a bookcase, a stud division in an open drywall, etc ? No more with one of these blind nailing/screwing jigs, or workshop tongs as I like to call them. They are nothing more than hardwood strips glued to hardwood blocks.

As shown on the pictures, I made different models; one short and two long. One of these has a 45° miter at both tips for more precision and for parallel eye-balling. Keep it against a shelf and you know exactly where to drive your nails or predrill for screws. No more measuring here.

For more pictures and details, click here be linked to the appropriate page of my website.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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stefang

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 09:20 PM

Looks smart to me. Thanks for the tip.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 09:33 PM

well isn’t that brilliant!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Cory

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 09:40 PM

Another genius Serge idea. I’ve already made two of these. Thanks!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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GMman

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 09:45 PM

Very good keep them coming.

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jackass

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 10:17 PM

Hi Bricofleur,
Why didn’t I think of that, I can think of many uses.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 11:26 PM

As I often heard: “Keep it simple”. Aren’t these jigs simple enough ? I was sure someone would like them. Great.

Jack - Come on, share the many uses you have in mind !!!

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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John Gray

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 01:10 AM

Thanks Serge,
At 1st look I thought they were more toaster tongs. Was I wrong! Such a great idea….why didn’t I think of that? ;-)
John

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 09-15-2009 01:34 AM

Way to go Serge nice tool
Hey John I use mine on the BBQ :-))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 09-15-2009 01:40 AM

Great idea. Now we need to start a blog and see how many different uses we can come up with. I can see using them to hold veneer in place while trimming it before gluing.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 01:55 AM

Serge very useful project, thanks!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 09:49 PM

Thanks for the tip.

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Lou

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#12 posted 09-23-2009 01:49 AM

great idea! very useful! thanks!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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