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Forum topic by Mark posted 01-13-2013 04:31 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2013 04:31 PM

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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#1 posted 01-13-2013 04:35 PM

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 01-13-2013 04:36 PM

+1 for Stormy

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 04:59 PM

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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#4 posted 01-13-2013 05:05 PM

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

-- Aaron

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 05:21 PM

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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#6 posted 01-13-2013 05:26 PM

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

-- Mark

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 07:06 PM

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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