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Harbor Freight Pocket Hole Jig.....ahhh....Jig

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Project by tchara posted 06-01-2016 04:01 PM 901 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on this project for several months on and off, and I got it all together this weekend, only to find out the plans I purchased online, are not accurate, and is going to require a significant modification. But that’s another post for later.

I find a diversion sometimes helps to get my mind off it, then tackle it later with perhaps a new prospective. So that’s what this is. I bought this HF pocket jig last week with a 20% off coupon, and seems to work pretty good. I’m just a poor mans shop and can’t afford the “blue” stuff.

It’s just a scrap piece of 1/2” I had lying around. The jig can be used on the plywood, with plenty of room in front for clamps. Two wing nuts hold it to the base. I hot glued the screw and bit container to the wood, and placed a positive latch on the lid, so I don’t have to trust those cheap plastic tabs to keep the lid closed. The portable accessory jig is just held on with a wing nut. Two holes on the side allow me to hang it on the peg board.





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#1 posted 06-27-2016 01:01 PM

Nice to have a mount to keep all the things together. I have not seen that fixture with 2 hole side by side out from the back gage. The one I have has them along side each other and there are just 2 hole. it is a Kreg fixture and I made a similar mount. Can you get a close up shot of the fixture showing where the4 bushings lead to?

thanks, Jim

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#2 posted 06-27-2016 01:33 PM

Looks like a good set up.

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#3 posted 06-28-2016 11:00 PM



Nice to have a mount to keep all the things together. I have not seen that fixture with 2 hole side by side out from the back gage. The one I have has them along side each other and there are just 2 hole. it is a Kreg fixture and I made a similar mount. Can you get a close up shot of the fixture showing where the4 bushings lead to?

thanks, Jim

The 4 bushings I believe your referring, are used for different thicknesses of wood.

- Jim Jakosh


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