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Forum topic by Mark posted 545 days ago 461 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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545 days ago

I’m going to be drilling a whack of holes for shelf support in a cabinet I’m making. Being the cheap ba$tard that I am I don’t want to shell out $100+ for the jig for LV. Any advise or tips would be much appreciated. I do have a drill press that I planned on using. Thank you.

-- Mark


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Stormy

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#1 posted 545 days ago

Peg board. Tape the hole you want with bright tape, cut the board to size for your cabinet, attach to side you want to drill and go.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#2 posted 545 days ago

+1 for Stormy

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#3 posted 545 days ago

Pegboard will work.
What I use. Watch the price. It was $24 not too long ago.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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SCABrown

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#4 posted 545 days ago

+1 for the Kreg shelf pin jig, its what I use and it works good.

-- Aaron

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teejk

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#5 posted 545 days ago

plunge router with the Norm homemade jig works for me…what’s nice about it is that it lets you goof around making it. you do need a bushing for the router though.

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Mark

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#6 posted 545 days ago

Excellent ideas gents. I never would have thought of any of them. Thank you.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 545 days ago

You can make a jig from a few peices of wood and a door hinge to use on the drill press. the hinge has a peice of wood with a pin in it that lines up with the last drilled hole to lock the location for drilling.

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