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    A Place For Everything Box

    I recently bought the >> Veritas Shelf Hole Drilling Jig << and I got the extra long bars for doing extra wide shelves as well. The extra long bars did not fit into the cardboard box that the regular jig comes in, so I figured I'd build a simple box to keep it all in place. I know that if I don't keep all the bits and pieces together in one place, I'll end up misplacing some part and then spend too much time looking for it


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    Here is the result, nothing fancy, but it holds everything in place so I can find it when I need it!

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    Very cool Stu. A lot sturdier than cardboard. Now put a label on it so you don't have to open it to see what is in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Newby View Post
    Very cool Stu. A lot sturdier than cardboard. Now put a label on it so you don't have to open it to see what is in it.
    Thanks!

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    Very cool.

    How do you like the jig?

    I picked up one of the cheap plastic ones for doing my shop cabinets, but I'm finding that I don't drill each hole exactly perpendicular. Works fine for what I'm doing, but I wouldn't use it on any thing 'fancy'

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    Great idea. Another thing on my list of things to do.

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    How about a little more detail on how you secured all the parts? Looks like you cut out the pattern of some of the tools on a board that you placed in box. Is that a solid wood box with a plywood top and bottom? I also noticed the glued blocks on the lid to prevent movement of some of the parts. I need to do the same and am interested in your methods.
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    Nice looking jig there Stu. I've always used throw-aways for doing shelf holes but always find the holes get a little wobbly nearing the end of the drilling. A jig like that is nice and precise. Fine job on the box too.

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    Nice job!
    More pics of the inside please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Very cool.

    How do you like the jig?

    I picked up one of the cheap plastic ones for doing my shop cabinets, but I'm finding that I don't drill each hole exactly perpendicular. Works fine for what I'm doing, but I wouldn't use it on any thing 'fancy'
    Same here - I bought the one from Woodcraft. It works, but there is some slop and I need to build up the router base 1/8" because the collar bottoms out as the template is too thin.
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    Very nice
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