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Old 05-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Making a jig for drawer pulls and cabinet knobs


I just bought around 300 solid brass handles, knobs, and such. I want to mount a couple dozen knobs and was wondering if a jig is the way to go. Also, how should I make one.

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a jig is much more precise for production and consistancy. just use a scrap piece of thin plywood and use hot melt glue to glue some stops on the bottom and sides.. then aling it on the edge of the door and drill your first hole through it.. use that hole as your guide for every other door

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I'm partial to using pretty thick material, set up with a drill press, because it will help you keep the drill bit at a straighter angle when drilling the drawers... if you decide to do your drilling with a hand drill after they are set.

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I've been using one like this I got at HD for about $3.00.
Works for me.
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Had 70 pulls to mount in the mancave and the Wifey wanted to help. Whipped up two jigs, one for doors and one for drawers. She thought I was a genius.
So after a short tutorial she started drilling...but at crazy angles. STOP. I took a 3/4" stock and cut it down to 2"x2" square and drilled through the center. Left it attached to the drill bit and pushed it against the chuck. THERE! Another short tutorial. "The spiny thing helps me line up the holes"
"Yes Dear" "only a 136 holes to go"
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Had 70 pulls to mount in the mancave and the Wifey wanted to help. Whipped up two jigs, one for doors and one for drawers. She thought I was a genius.
So after a short tutorial she started drilling...but at crazy angles. STOP. I took a 3/4" stock and cut it down to 2"x2" square and drilled through the center. Left it attached to the drill bit and pushed it against the chuck. THERE! Another short tutorial. "The spiny thing helps me line up the holes"
"Yes Dear" "only a 136 holes to go"
This is just what I meant about having a jig thick enough to keep the bit perpendicular to the surface.

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