|Project by Bearpaw||posted 12-22-2011 06:45 AM||1576 views||7 times favorited||3 comments|
I posted these items mainly to show the jig I had made to locate and drill the pin hole for a palm box lid.
The jig is made to be clamped to my drill press table’s fence. There are one hole on each side of the jig located 1/4” from the outside edge and from the face edge. This is for drilling 1/2” thick material. The key to it being a lasting jig is to make the support block from hardwood, not plywood. I used oak. By extending the drill in to the hole the jig is automatically located. Position the box flush to the outside edge and tight to the face of the jig and drill.
At one time, I built 40 palm boxes, so I know the value of having a good jig.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin