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So I had a lot of Holes to Drill

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Project by plantek posted 1089 days ago 3181 views 21 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While in the process of building my router bit case. I came to the bit racks them selves. They would require a total of 110(approx) holes.
There was one thing I did not want to do, two things actually. And that is: 1. layout each whole on the work piece. 2. set a stop block on a fence for each hole. With that the case I made a fixture similar to one I used to use in metal fabrication from time to time.
It’s a flip up hole index.
You do have to layout the first hole location and position the indexer, but from then on you only need to do is flip up the indexer and set it in the hole you just drilled.
The first picture shows the indexer set in a hole I just drilled. The next picture shows the indexer flipped up to reposition the work piece.
The third picture shows why I wanted to make such a tool.
The indexer can be refitted to accommodate different points for various holes.
The finished Router bit cabinet can be seen here

Thanks for looking.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!





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FreddyS

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#1 posted 1089 days ago

Nice jig plantek!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 1089 days ago

Great idea and the finished product is very fine. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Pawky

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#3 posted 1089 days ago

I really like this idea :) Thanks for sharing

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DrTebi

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#4 posted 1089 days ago

Nice solution. Reminds me of my Dowelmax.

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lanwater

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#5 posted 1089 days ago

Great idea Plantek.

I need to do the same thing you did.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 1089 days ago

I like the jig. I have built several baby cradles that have 60 holes to drill for the spindles. When I make another one, I’ll build a jig to line them up. Thanks for sharing! Looks as functional as the jigs they sell to drill pocket holes. Put together a nice looking fence with a built in locking bolt and your jig along with a vertical resaw jig to use the same nut and a sliding center insert for a circle cutting jig and you’d have a commercial product of your own.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#7 posted 1087 days ago

That is a cool/practical jig.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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