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Drilling Jig

Drill Jig Cookbook

(complete 30 page how-to book)

armor plans and templates $30.00


Description of the Project:

This set of plans describes how to make a drill press jig for drilling in the center of round stock and tubing. The jig bolts down to most standard drill press tables. This jig can handle stock sizes from 3/8" dia. to 2" dia. any length.


This set of drill jigplans is a very complete 30 page book that describes in detail every step of the manufacturing proccess, as well as giving complete working drawings, material lists, tools required, supplier lists and much, much more. Also included throughout the book are lessons on various aspects of metalwork, including drawing conventions, tolerances, and how to read welding symbols. Click on the image to the right to see the first few pages of the plans including the table of contents and tools required.

About the Author


Did you ever want to drill a hole right, smack, dab in the middle of at tube or pipe? I have lots of times. Finally, one snowy afternoon with not much else to do, I sat down and designed a jig to do just that. The next day I cut and formed the stock and built it. It came out so well, I put together this booklet so I could share it with others.

You could probably make the whole thing in an afternoon if you’re an experienced home craftsman and if you have the right tools. If you’re a novice, this is an excellent project to learn with.

I’m a mechanical engineer, Ben Franklin Institute, class of 1965. I’ve worked in Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Robotics and Telecommunications. My dream is to be a fabricator for a NASCAR Cup team. Yes, I wrote my own forward.

- David Lee

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