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For about $9.00, you can buy one similar to the magazine's jig you posted, . Plus, it is a better design as it has a vent for the saw dust. For about twice that, you can get it packaged with a drill bit, stop collar, and wrench.
I think there are places to save money and build your own, but I DON'T think this is one of those places.
Harbor freight tools has a nice one for a good price. Check out retailmenot.com for a 25% off coupon. You can get one that's better than Kreg's top of the line for much less money.
67.99 minus 25% coupon available from retailmenot.comYou will have a much better jig than you can make on your own.
Keep in mind that you will also need a drill bit. The HFT pocket hole jig comes with the required drill bit plus a stop that ensures the holes are drilled to the correct depth and not further. It will be very difficult to make your own drill bit.
After some Googleing I found this:
I'm still interested if someone has a better one
Posted:Jul 29, 2014
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