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 tool for center drilling a dowel
Could not center the dowel without it.
Wood hinge dowel jig
Works as intended and I learned that all dowels are not made the same.
Items haven't arrived
Hi there Very disappointed since I haven't received the items yet. Speaking with the courier company didn't get me any clear answers. I will wait for couple of days before I cancel the order. Gregory Tsartsides
Hidden hinge dowel center drill
Excellently. Working perfectly. Just as advertised. Already made several boxes with it. Rob Cosman was great.
3/8 inch wood-hinge drill jig
Have not had the opportunity to use yet