LumberJocks

Shelf pin drilling jig

  • Advertise with us
Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 402 days ago 1974 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a 1/4 and 9/32 inch shelf pin drilling template but the available commercial jigs didn’t have the specs I require for the shelf building job at hand. So I decided to make my own custom template.

This one is made with the usual favorite 3/8 thick Lexan I always keep on hand and it has 4 rows spaced at 3/8 –1/2 -1 and 1-1/4 inch from edge and 4 additional spacing if I flip it around. Hole spacing is 1 –1/4 on center.

Bushings accommodate 1/4 drill for 1/4 inch shelf pins and when removed I can use 9/32 drill for sleeves.
This jig can be used on jobs that have tight spacing from corner.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





4 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

109230 posts in 2076 days


#1 posted 402 days ago

Looks good. I just used peg board for years but this is much better.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

651 posts in 2008 days


#2 posted 402 days ago

THX A1. Peg Board works ok. But I needed the 3/8 spacing for a project I’m working on and this gave me an excuse to make one of these. been meaning to for years. also 3/8 thickness is somewhat more suitable for guiding the drill bit.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

View Don Tikander's profile

Don Tikander

84 posts in 795 days


#3 posted 399 days ago

What did you use for the bushing???

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

View Routerisstillmyname's profile

Routerisstillmyname

651 posts in 2008 days


#4 posted 399 days ago

9/32 sleeves that get used for shelf supports.inside is 1/4 same as self supports pins.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase