Well thanks anyway.
It truly is amazing that no matter how specific a question or request, you
always get this type of response.
Of course I could make one, but I want that system...so my request remains.
If someone has a direct link, please post the link for the described system.
Maybe you could just build your own out of plywood.
Just kidding. This kind of post always results in those replies because a
lot of people (mostly new woodworkers) see things like that on Nahm's show
and think they need the system to drill holes. It's mostly people just
trying to save someone some $ and headaches. The one that gets me is Norm's
pocket hole machine.
I agree, and it was no big deal really, the way to do it is...
No, I do not have a link, if cost is an issue it could be made though...
But, I have no problem investing in a reasonalbly priced commercialy made
jig system that will hold up to years of use and abuse, and personally I
hate MDF, yes it has it's place, but weight & durability are a sacrifice I
do not want to make.
"Norms pocket hole stuff"...now there you go...he has shown at least 2
commercial systems, I haven't caught him using the Kreg system, although he
hocks it on his shop...blatent commercialism, oh well, it pays for the
show...better than pay per view.
That huge wide belt sander, I could have one of those...if I kick out a wall
after a divorce precipitated by even thinking about owning one.
Have a great day,
IMHO, good commercial equipment pays for itself if it gets used on a regular
Also have no use for MDF, especially in a boat yard.
Opted to build this jig using 13 ply Birch since I'll probably only need it
a few times.
NYW needs to update their layout technique they suggest on the drawing since
it introduces unnecessary errors.
S/A: Challenge, The Bullet Proof Boat, (Under Construction in the Southland)
I have a drilling jig from Hettich, a german hardware company. You can
view it on their website www.hettich.com
They offer several jigs and tools for the 32mm cabinet system. I bought
mine through www.cshardware.com, a Wisconsin company specializing in
hardware for cabinets. It may be worth calling them to see if you can buy
I note, too, that Lee Valley has a veritas jig for 32mm holes.
Here's a good spot to start your search:
Click on the link for drilling template. Once armed with the correct
info, it's a matter of poking around til you find it.
Again, I bought mine from www.cshardware.com
Here's the link for Lee Valley:
Whichever one you select, it is important to use the correct size drill
bit and to take your time drilling. Going too fast is a sure way to snap
a bit. I know. I broke a bit at hole #7 the first time I used the
I bought one from them a couple of years ago, but I am cheap and bought the
plywood model. The aluminum one looks real nice but I couldn't see where
another hundred or so could make that much difference.
Be sure to have them send you their bushing as well.
Jay Sweeney in NH (freezing to death!)
Well, this won't directly answer your question either, although it
would have gotten you started in the right direction. I'm extremely
disappointed that after whoring my website for some years now, on one
mentioned my Norm's Tools section of my website. Anyway, look for it
on the link below and get all of your Norm's Tools questions answered.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
For spotting shelf support holes in cabinets, I used a piece of
pegboard. Marked on the board how to line it up for
any paticular situation. Then used a drill bit with a stop colar on it
to make the holes.
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