80 - Heirloom Tool Cabinet, страница 14

80 - Heirloom Tool Cabinet, страница 14

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Dowel Locating Jig

The use of pins, such as the dowels used to align and connect the cabinet to the base of the tool chest on page 16, is a very effective technique. But if the holes for the dowels are not precisely lined up, the cabinet and the base won't fit flush with each other when the

cabinet is set on the base. To make this task easier, I built a simple jig to accurately place the holes.

The Jig. The jig is nothing more than a couple of pieces of plywood joined together with a dado, as shown in the drawing below. A piece of hardwood added to the

back aligns the back of the jig. Holes drilled in the jig provide a template for accurate location of the holes. It also ensures the holes will be drilled straight (see photo inset above).

Using the Jig. To use the jig, just clamp it on the base with the vertical piece butted against the side and the hardboard stop tight against the back. Using the holes in the jig as a guide, simply drill two holes for the dowels to equal depth, like you see in the photo above.

To drill the holes on the other end, just flip the jig over. Then repeat the entire procedure on the cabinet.

CROSS SECTION

14 ShopNotes No. 80

NOTE: F-osmoN

JIG PROM PACK Of CABINET. DRILL MOLES THEN f-LIP THE JIG OVER TO DRIU. HOLES ON OPPOSITE SIDE

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