Jig to drill holes in the center of curtian rods -VERY Complicated

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Forum topic by patcollins posted 12-20-2013 at 02:21 PM 766 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2013 at 02:21 PM

Without a doubt this is the most complicated jig I ever built.

The store didn’t have two 4ft rods but they did have an 8ft one. So I decided to buy the 8 ft one and cut it in half. When I got it home I realized oh no there are no pilot holes for the finals in the cut ends.

So I made this jig to allow me to drill a fairly straight hole into the end of the curtain

rod/any 1-3/8” dowel.

Drilled into a chunk of 2×4 with a 1 3/8” forsner bit, I used the nipple to drill an 1/8 hole through the rest of the 2×4 and this was the drill guide. The tape is because the rod isnt quite 1 3/8” like it said it was.

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 at 06:04 PM

Excellent tip!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 at 04:11 AM

I love tips like this, which I have absolutely no use for now, that maybe someday will be exactly what I need to save the day. Thanks.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 at 03:58 AM

Yes I too love tips like this. Falls under the “why didn’t I think of that category”

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 at 12:19 PM

Great use for scrap twobafours. Love it!

-- Josh - "When the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems start to look like nails."

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