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Drilling in round objects... (No rocket) Jig

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Project by mafe posted 10-01-2010 05:21 PM 5989 views 7 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drilling in round objects
Just a little handy tip…

Ok, I was making a gift for our friend DIV, and I needed to make a hole in a 2 Euro cent, last time I did this, I was destroying the edge, because I held it with a wrench, and it spinned a little… Since this was a gift, it needed to be perfect, so I used the little extra time to make a jig.

First picture A 2 Euro cent, and a scrap piece of plywood.

Second: drill a hole, a little bigger than the coin.

Third: then one more smaller.

Fourth: here you see the holes.

Fifth: cut a spur in the plywood, don’t make it too short.

And number six use a clamp to add pressure, and drill.

Yes no rocket science, but an easy fast solution…

You might like my Drill press center jig

Best thoughts, at the center of life,

[Spend few days in bed so this is a catch up].

MaFe – the Mad(s)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 05:26 PM

Great idea mafe

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Pawky

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 05:28 PM

Excellent idea. I’m curious as to what you are making with the cents. Will you be posting the project at a later date?

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mafe

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 05:40 PM

Thank you Kent.
Pawky; Acually I think it’s illegal to drill in coins, so this is of course not a real one…
You can see in this project what it was needed for: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37668
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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swirt

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 05:43 PM

Clever jig.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 05:50 PM

Same question, what for?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 05:55 PM

Swirt, thank you.
Soda, same answer for: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37668 or very short – a washer with a attitude…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jason

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 06:05 PM

“Yes no rocket science, but an easy fast solution…”

Sometimes that is the best solution. Thanks for all or your handy jigs.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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Eric_S

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#8 posted 10-01-2010 06:05 PM

Great idea.

My Sisters’s husband NEVER uses washers, instead he just takes pennies from his huge penny jar and drills them as needed. He thought was a better idea than buying washers, I agree.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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swirt

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#9 posted 10-01-2010 06:19 PM

I’m never sure enough of my metallurgy to know which coin washer and bolt combination will lead to or avoid electrolosis and corrosion. If I was more sure of the long term results, I might use them more often.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Napoleon

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#10 posted 10-01-2010 06:23 PM

Mads i need to know…Am i right if i say you dont have tv ? :D:D:D

Great idear and wonderfull small projekts you find :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#11 posted 10-01-2010 06:37 PM

great little jiig Mads
thank´s for the tip :-)

Take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#12 posted 10-01-2010 06:39 PM

Swirt, this is only a problem if they are exposed.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#13 posted 10-01-2010 06:45 PM

I do have a TV, but it’s right to say I do not spend too much time in front of it. ;-)
But I must say, I do spend quite a lot of time in front of my PC, or more precise LJ…
Yesterday I was sick because of my neck, so I spend a hole day in bed, but yes – I had to make a quick look at LJ…
I need a detox – I’m LJAddict!!
HELP ME.
I smile,
best thoughts,
and I’m much better today, even spend half a hour in the workshop to make a glue up on my tool box project.
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lanwater

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#14 posted 10-01-2010 06:57 PM

What you need is a laptop or some kind of pad. That way you can sustain yuour addiction while in bed.

If you decide to quite I know that address for some web addict camp in China; they will take care of you really good.

Nice jig, never thought of that trick, we always learn don’t we…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Diggerjacks

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#15 posted 10-01-2010 06:58 PM

Hello Mafe

Another simple and effective jig
For the addiction to LJ, It is less dangerous than TV with a lot of boring series or soaps
I prefere be in my shop than looking TV

Have a nice day and thanks for this new jig

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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