Rob Cosman's Wood-Hinge Individual Jigs: 3/8 inch
Master craftsman Dale Nish taught me how to make an amazing wood hinge for boxes. A wooden dowel is cut into segments, a shallow hole is drilled in the center of each dowel and a small pin is inserted into the hole for the dowel segments to pivot on. I've made thousands of boxes using this style of hinge and I have designed four jigs to precisely drill the hole in the center of dowel segments (the most difficult task).
Four individual wood-hinge drill jig sizes available: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" & 3/4"
Each individual wood-hinge drill jig includes one dowel jig, drill bit holder, drill bit, and Allen wrench.
1/4" & 3/8" drill jigs come with a 1/16" drill bit.
1/2" & 3/4" drill jigs come with a 1/8" drill bit.
Opposing set screws hold the drill bit securely in the holder and allows for adjustment of the hole depth.
Port holes in drill bit holder expel the sawdust to prevent clogging.
You may also like a copy of of my video "Wood-Hinge Box" which shows you step-by-step how to build a wood-hinge box. Click HERE to go to the video product page.
Great company, Great product does the job perfectly excellent Quality tools!!
It is well made and does exactly what it's supposed to.
I’ve been using a home made jig to center drill my dowels for wood hinges for the past couple of years, it worked OK, but it was no where near as convenient, repeatable and easy to adjust as this.
It is thoughtfully designed, and excellently machined & finished - I expect to be using it for years to come!
I decided on the 3/8” version to suit my existing dowel cutter and router bits, so I had to place the order from Rob directly rather than a UK based company, but the postage was very reasonable.
Rob left me a voicemail thanking me for my purchase and an expected dispatch date - a very nice touch!
Excited to receive my next order!
a well engineered jig that works perfectly for drilling centre of dowels
he product did everything I hoped it would . Made a hinge from figured maple. The wood came from some old fire wood that I had on Savary Island in British Columbia.. the box will make its appearance this Christmas under our tree.