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majeagle1

1411 posts in 1998 days


1092 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jig box pin drill hole

Here I am again Guys and Gals….... I am making a large group of “pin hinge” boxes and I am wondering if anyone out there has come up with the idea of a jig to drill the holes. I scratched my brain ( no laughing ) for a long time and could not think of a good idea and looked here on LJ’s and couldn’t find anything either. Because they need to be so accurate, it is very time consuming to try and do them all without a jig.

With all this creativity out there, I am sure there is one somewhere!!!!

Thanks again as always, this place ROCKS !

Gene

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/


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gfadvm

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#1 posted 1092 days ago

I dont know if it qualifies as a jig but I made a template with a 1/8” hole in it which fits over the back corner of the box.I dont drill thru this hole but use it to center a 1/8” brad point bit which I then tap to leave a starter mark.Pin holes are then drilled with the drillpress.I would post pics but that is beyond my ability.I clamp the lid to the box with a paper spacer between it and the box and then drill the box and lid at the same timeI roundover the back edge of the lid after the pin holes are drilled.I hope this helps.

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#2 posted 1092 days ago

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majeagle1

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#3 posted 1092 days ago

gfadvm – thanks, that is currently how I do it and it definitely works, but think a jig would speed it up even a little more and also be more accurate. Thanks for the input, great way to do it…..

Jim – With all your posts, how do you seem to remember some of these things…...LOL
This is actually a pretty good idea, I would want to create a “corner bracket” to capture the box
and then this might work…... Something to think about, thanks ….......

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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rkoorman

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#4 posted 1092 days ago

Mmmm i dont know the solution but i really want to know so i’ll follow this really good.

rick

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1092 days ago

Gene, I’m using 2 drill presses for mine. I keep a bench top set up with a jig mounted. It is sort of the same principal as gfadvm’s—-maybe faster?

I can take pictures later. Might be Monday before I can post them. If I end up doing more quantities of boxes, I have an idea to build a special drill. but it will be way too complicated unless you are going to make hundreds of boxes. As always, there is certainly a difference between production and hobby work.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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majeagle1

1411 posts in 1998 days


#6 posted 1092 days ago

Thanks Kent, look forward to seeing a picture if you have the chance…...
I am assuming that of course it is made out of something like Padauk & Birdseye Maple or Wenge or something?? LOL

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Kent Shepherd

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#7 posted 1090 days ago

Gene. Here are the pictures. Sorry to disappoint, but it is only scrap plywood!!! I realize I risk my reputation by posting this, but I can build something useful quickly when needed. With this set-up, the drill press table needs to swing out of the way, but by making a taller fence and offsetting it to allow for the other side, you could do it with a floor model drill press. This set -up is obviously simple, but it really sped things up for me.
I drill the hole in the box first, then clamp in the top and drill through that hole into the lid. I thought about using one set-up, but since I had 2 drill presses, this worked better for me. I leave this one set up. Maybe some of this will help you. As I said earlier, I have an idea and parts to actually build a drill to do this—just waiting to justify that much trouble. You could use flip stops too, but I found the lines marked on the jig work quickly and accurately.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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majeagle1

1411 posts in 1998 days


#8 posted 1090 days ago

Thanks for posing the pics Kent….... great looking jig even though it is not EXOTIC…!! LOL

I think that something like this will work for me for my small production run. Sure do appreciate you taking
the time to do this.

Take care,

Gene

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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