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Offline WKevinD

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Drilling Jig
« on: April 19, 2024, 09:33:38 PM »
I have a drilling jig made by a member here and he is no longer making them (picture #1) and a friend wanted one like it so I finally figured out how to make one for him (picture #2&3) Works great for tang and lock bolt holes.

Kevin

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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Drilling Jig
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2024, 10:52:38 PM »
Very nice work!
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Offline WKevinD

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Re: Drilling Jig
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2024, 08:55:11 PM »
I will have a couple of these at Ft Fredrick.

Kevin
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Offline rmnc3r

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Re: Drilling Jig
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2024, 02:35:11 AM »
Well, in regards to Photo #2 & 3 - I introduced my "C-Straight Drilling Jig" back in the early-mid '90's and sold them through the Classified Section in "Muzzle Blasts" Magazine for a while. I got the Idea, as many folk have, from Buchele's "Recreateing the American Longrifle", but found a simpler way by using inexpensive Harbor Freight Edging Clamps.  Back then, the clamps could be had on sale for a few dollars. I sourced out drill guide bushings from a supplier that was down the street from my Lighting Business, and one of the swivel clamp's threaded rod served as the locating/centering pin.  I din't have a lathe, so I hadda turn the rod's point by hand on a bench grinder with a jig. Crude, but it worked well enough. 

No doubt others came up with similar jigs before and after, but I never saw one Advertised until mine was available for a while, then Mountain State Muzzleloading made a more versatile version (offered with more bushings) in the late '90s, and others followed, as well as many shop-made tools.





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