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Rob Cosman's Wood-Hinge Individual Jigs: 1/4 inch

1/4 inch Wood-Hinge Drill Jig
  • 1/4 inch Wood-Hinge Drill Jig
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  • Using Rob Cosman's wood-hinge drill jig
  • Using Rob Cosman's wood-hinge drill jig
  • Inserting drill bit into Rob Cosman's wood-hinge drill jig
  • Tightening the set screw that locks in the drill bit in the wood-hinge drill jig
  • The Wood-Hinge Box Video
  • Example of a box with a wood-hinge made with Rob Cosman's drill jig
  • Example of a box with a wood-hinge made with Rob Cosman's drill jig
  • Rob Cosman's Wood-Hinge Individual Jigs: 1/4 inch
  • Example of a box with a wood-hinge made with Rob Cosman's drill jig

Rob Cosman's Wood-Hinge Individual Jigs: 1/4 inch

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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).  

Product Details

  • 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.  Please go to our "Video" collection and add "the Wood-Hinge Box" video (available as a DVD or On Demand) to your cart. 

     

     

     

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    A
    06/06/2022
    Anonymous
    Canada

    Hingless box

    This is the perfect tool for making hingless boxes. Works like a charm. Thank you!

    A
    03/21/2022
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Great little tool

    Generally not a huge fan of “single purpose” tools in the shop. This one is worth it.

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    03/19/2022
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Wood hinge jig- fantastic!

    This dowel jig worked perfectly! A pleasure to use!

    SA
    08/30/2021
    Sean A.
    United States United States

    1/4" wood hinge jig

    it works great as a 1/4"jig. my only concerns i have (which may be unfounded) are the set screws clamping onto the flutes of the bit and the length of the drill bit does not allow me to chuck in in my drill. i had to cut off a portion of the end of the bit or i had to use the bit itself to operate the jig. in hindsight the 1/4' was too small for my boxes so i ordered the 3/8"jig last week. thank you and keep up the most excellent work. Sean

    DF
    06/18/2021
    David F.
    United States United States

    Disappointment

    I assumed that the interior diameter of the jig would be a hair greater than the diameter of standard quarter-inch maple and walnut dowels (commercially manufactured) in order to allow the dowels to fit easily into the jig; not so. Still attempting to find a way to uniformly reduce the diameter of a standard quarter-inch dowel by a hair to allow it to fit into the jig. I've tried wrapping sand paper around a dowel inserted into my drill but could not achieve uniformity over the dowel's length. For now, amid my discouragement, I'm considering building the Cosman dowel-making jig to complement the wood-hinge jig. Much ado.