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Offline wapiti22

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WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:00:34 PM »
 Looking for a "Center -to-center" drilling jig.  This is the jig with the tapered post that bolts to your drill press table.  The only listing I have seen for these is at R.E. Davis Company and they have been out of them for months.

Will pay $20-25

Offline Jose Gordo

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 07:17:16 PM »
Contact David Rase.  I think his jigs are more like $50, but whatever he charges, his jig is worth it. Rase's jig is designed for a hand drill, and works much better than the jigs that attach to a drill press.
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 10:01:21 PM »
Ed at Cain's outdoors also has them.
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 10:21:47 PM »
You can hammer a nail through a board and clamp it to your drill press table.
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 11:42:24 PM »
You can hammer a nail through a board and clamp it to your drill press table.

I thought only I was hillbilly enough to do that.
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 12:18:08 AM »
I have a Rase jig  - not what I'm looking for

Cains does not have them

thanks for the help

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 01:01:21 AM »
Check with RE Davis!  Chubby

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 01:48:48 AM »
The OP said Davis is out of them.

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 03:29:01 AM »
RE Davis is out of them  - has been for months. Can't seem to get his supplier to cooperate.

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 03:32:50 AM »
Sorry, didnt see that! you can make a nice one using all thread &large washers works good!! grind a 60degree angle and line up with your chuck. Chubby :)

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 04:06:16 AM »
I agree with Mike.  Low tech it and drive a nail through a board and clamp it to your drill press table.  James Levy
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 04:17:10 PM »
I have one I got from Tom Snyder that is made for using with a hand drill. I think he makes things to order so he's never out.  For a drill press, I chucked up a short piece of threaded rod and used a file to file it to a point and then rigged up a clamp that let me secure it to the drill press table and center it to whatever drill bit I've got in the chuck. It worked pretty good.
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 04:18:18 PM »
I have a pretty fancy one as well, an arrow field tip with the insert attached to clamp in the vise.








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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2019, 05:54:13 PM »
Guess I am a hillbilly, too. Actually, I already knew that.

Only difference is, I clamp the board to the drill press table first, then I drill a blind hole just smaller than the pin I intend to use. Then hammer the pin in. Saves all the aggravation trying the line it up.

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 06:23:45 PM »
Guess I am a hillbilly, too. Actually, I already knew that.

Only difference is, I clamp the board to the drill press table first, then I drill a blind hole just smaller than the pin I intend to use. Then hammer the pin in. Saves all the aggravation trying the line it up.

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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2019, 07:46:53 PM »
The one I’ve used for many years is a scrap of  3/16 “ x 1-1/2 x about 14” long mild steel  that I drilled a hole a in. I then countersunk the hole and ground a point on the screw that would fit the counter sunk hole. I soldered the screw in place turned it over and clamped it to the drill press table lined up with a drill in the chuck. Drilled another hole to hang it until needed again. Hope this is of some help.
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Re: WTB CENTER TO CENTER DRILLING JIG
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2019, 11:33:27 PM »
I made several of these awhile back and still have a few left if you want one. They were turned from 3/4 mild steel and about 2 1/2" long. The back portion is threaded 3/8-16 and allows it to be mounted a variety of ways which you can see in the photos. My favorite is to attach it to a 123 block and put it in a vise, but a large washer or scrap of steel is all you need to attach it to a drill press table.

Finally it has been color case hardened using a bone/wood charcoal mix, should last awhile. If you want it I will take $25.00 shipped and it will come with the cap screw shown.