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marck120

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You are correct about your comments. They both have limitations.

I had issues when drilling as find it hard to drill straight.
so I ended using a router with the fence.
Maybe you should look at using a router as an alternative.

Is this a one off job your looking at doing?
Hello thanks for the advice, sorry I didn't understand, how do you make the holes with the router ? Which jig do you use with the router, is the guide supplied ?

Yes they are hobby jobs that I do occasionally.

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The problem is another, I need a guide to drill all the 5 mm holes for the shelf pins and for the cup hinges, the wolfcraft 4650000 aluminum template has preset the canonical thicknesses of the panels to drill the center-edge holes and allows you to make a series of holes 32 mm pitch

Look at minute 7:15 and minute 8:19


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Hello thanks for the advice, sorry I didn't understand, how do you make the holes with the router ? Which jig do you use with the router, is the guide supplied ?

Yes they are hobby jobs that I do occasionally.




Yes I had seen the template in question, it is similar to the Wolfcraft 4640000

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@h-magic, @Hammer Time

The problem is another, I need a guide to drill all the 5 mm holes for the shelf pins and for the cup hinges, the wolfcraft 4650000 aluminum template has preset the canonical thicknesses of the panels to drill the center-edge holes and allows you to make a series of holes 32 mm pitch

Look at minute 7:15 and minute 8:19


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i forgot to mention I also bought the above.
You can set the width but you have to make sure the hole is in the centre.

The holes from the top and bottom will have to be measured. There’s no way to set how far away from the edge.
So leaves a lot of room for errors.

To answer your question of making the hole with the router.

1. Use a router bit the same size as the dowel.
2. Set up your router depth to just slightly over half of your dowel.
3. Find the centre half of the material your using.
4. Set up your router fence so the bit goes on the half mark and plunge.

you are using your router as a drill basically.
Easier to keep a router straight then a drill.

 

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i forgot to mention I also bought the above.
You can set the width but you have to make sure the hole is in the centre.

The holes from the top and bottom will have to be measured. There’s no way to set how far away from the edge.
So leaves a lot of room for errors.

To answer your question of making the hole with the router.

1. Use a router bit the same size as the dowel.
2. Set up your router depth to just slightly over half of your dowel.
3. Find the centre half of the material your using.
4. Set up your router fence so the bit goes on the half mark and plunge.

you are using your router as a drill basically.
Easier to keep a router straight then a drill.

Thank you very much for the advice

Perhaps it is better to align the line to the edge of the panel:

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For 5 mm holes there is also the Kreg KMA3220:



With the router it seems more complicated to make the holes, you have to build the jig too.
 
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