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Project by RVeCafe posted 02-27-2013 03:55 PM 2122 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three Hole Drilling Jig for a Drill Press
I’m wanting to store my magazines in a binder and so far, only Woodsmith comes pre-drilled. So I created this simple drilling jig to aid in drilling the magazines. I first drill the center hole then use a 1/4” fluted dowel pin to hold the magazine in place while drilling the other two holes. The stock I used was some left-over, rough cedar boards I had in the shop.

-- Dale, Sutherlin, Oregon: http://rvecafe.com/wood.html





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 02-27-2013 04:07 PM

A man after my own heart, why buy it, if you can build it :). Good thinking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Tugboater78

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 07:56 PM

Awesome, good idea.. May have to try similar.. so I can bind up my non shipmates books and mags

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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prez

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#3 posted 02-27-2013 09:24 PM

great idea….i’ll use it for sure!

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Rod Lloyd

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 12:07 AM

I like to use a larger hole but can not find a punch bigegr that 1/4”. This will do it. What type of drill bit do you use?

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kdc68

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 12:34 AM

That’s pretty clever !!....thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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RVeCafe

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 01:40 AM

I use a 1/4” bit but you could go bigger if you wish … just increase the fluted dowel size too. A brad point bit works best but keep the guide board pressed or clamped tightly against the magazine.

-- Dale, Sutherlin, Oregon: http://rvecafe.com/wood.html

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Fuzzy

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 05:55 AM

I would think a Forstner bit would give a nice, smooth cut.

-- - dabbling in sarcasm is foolish … if you’re not proficient at it, you end up looking stupid … ... ...

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eztrigger

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 02:25 PM

bet that works much better than a hole punch

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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wrightly

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 04:00 AM

that is a good idea. i usually take projects, tips, plans, out of magazines and store them in binders for easy reference. my wife thinks i’m crazy, not cause of that.. she just thinks i’m crazy

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 03-15-2014 02:04 AM

great idea – any depth limitations?

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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