Rob Cosman's Wood-Hinge Individual Jigs: 3/4 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 idea. Creating the jig to make the dowels is a giant pain. Robs description is good. I wish he sold this. It would be expensive but worth it as these are a pain to build and time consuming.
Actually have been too busy with some other projects to use it yet, but will send a response when I finally do use it. I am satisfied from having watched Rob use it that it will work just fine. I had made one myself out of walnut and it worked pretty good but the hole was not always parallel with the centerline of the dowel. Looking forward to using it, will let you know.
With the speed and accuracy of using these woodhinge drill bits, no need for anything else.
Does the dowel used dictate the width of the wood used for the box?. It would be nice if the directions DVD would come with the order free. After all you are spending almost 100$ for the product.
Being a cheapskate I tried the shop-made jig described on Rob’s video. It works OK but is not as easy to use or as accurate as the “store-bought” jig. It was worth the money.