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Forum topic by InstantSiv posted 03-14-2015 03:01 AM 817 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2015 03:01 AM

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I have a part that needs pocket holes. What I do is gang them all up and mark the pocket hole locations all at once. I’m trying to figure out a jig where I can just push the piece into the jig and it’ll mark the locations. Question is what’s a marking tool I can use that doesn’t dull and need sharpening like a pencil, dry out like a sharpie,.. Ideally a no maintenance marker.

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 03:08 AM

Any marking device will wear. Pictures would help vastly, but if it were me, I would use hardened O1 scribes set to make a fine mark. Anything like a pencil or marker will wear enough that it will need to be repositioned rather often.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 03:18 AM

Hopefully the drawing is easy to understand.

It doesn’t need to be a line. For example I was thinking about a punch at each location but it would probably be hard to see the punch marks.

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#3 posted 03-14-2015 03:41 AM

Instant—If the pocket holes are the same distance apart, you could make a jig with a piece of scrap and a brad point drill bit or an awl to mark the hole locations.

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 05:50 PM

I tried an awl(screw and hole punch) but the holes are not noticeable enough for me. I’ll try something bigger like a brad point like you suggested. Thanks.

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