|Forum topic by zlatanv||posted 02-28-2010 06:32 PM||2292 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-28-2010 06:32 PM
I have done shelf pins in past projects just want to get some input from others. I bought two shelf pin drill guides a 1/4 and 5mm, made a template out of 1/4 plexi using a 3/8 fosner bit and an index pin on my drill press to make sure all the holes were evenly spaced and lined up, template came out good.
Heres my issue, tried some practice holes on scrap, guides fit well in template but the pin holes are loose. Thought I was moving the drill, or not going straight down, tried and tried but could never drill a hole where the pins fit tight without it having some play. I have done shelfs before and had the shelf not sit on all four pins and have it wobble, and it makes me crazy.
In the past I have used a plunge router with a guide bushing and template with much better results then this. Thought these would be easier. Anyone have this issue?
-- Z, Rockwall, TX