Pocket Hole Jig Handmade



Introduction: Pocket Hole Jig Handmade


Once upon a time, for my homemade crafts, I made a conductor to connect to the oblique screw.

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Step 1:

It looks

not very nice, but copes with its task perfectly. For the manufacture needed a piece of tube and a hot-glue gun.

So I decided to upgrade my conductor a little and made a new one. Materials and functionality have not changed much, but the appearance has improved significantly. Welcome! Conductor on oblique screw, version 2.0.

Step 2:

Compared to the old conductor

Step 3:

For the manufacture I needed:

1. Steel tube

2. Hot-glue rods

3. Metal corners

4. Tape-aluminum tape


1. Hacksaw on metal

2. Metal scissors

3. Sandpaper

I used a metal corner for the tube. The inner diameter of the tube is 9.1 mm.

Step 4:

I ordered the drill in China. The drill diameter of 8.9 mm. The drill enters with a small backlash.

Step 5:

Sawing off excess. And cut tube at angle of 75 degrees. It turned out 2 tubes.

Step 6:

Sanded a little with sandpaper. I cleaned the pipes and set them aside. The hardest part is over.

Step 7:

Proceed to the manufacture of molds for pouring. For this took 2 metal corner. Bent one of the sides at 90 degrees and cut the ears.

Step 8:

Form pasted with aluminum tape.

Step 9:

The next step is to cut the rods for the glue gun. I put them in the form.

Step 10:

I take another piece of aluminum tape and stick it on the form. When the glue melts, it will not allow it to flow out of the mold.

Step 11:

I take an old frying pan, place the form in it and lay the pieces of hot melt glue. Immediately do not need to put too much, because the glue may be too much and it will start to flow out of the mold.

Put in to bake. The temperature of 200 degrees. Add salt and sugar to taste) When the first batch melts, add more glue. Just added 2 times.

When all the glue had melted, I removed the air bubbles with a toothpick.

The conductor is ready. Left in the oven to cool evenly.

Step 12:

Time to check the conductor in action. I fix the clamp and drill.

Step 13:

It turned out quite well. The entrance and exit holes were on the same level.

Step 14:

The connection was smooth and strong. I couldn't break it with my hands.

Step 15:

I can say

that the conductor works well. Copes with the task not worse than the original. And if you compare their cost, then my conductor is a clear favorite. To make such a conductor or not, I leave the choice to you.

That's all. See you soon!

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    9 Discussions


    3 months ago

    I like it.
    A nice simple thing i can knock up on the spot as an when needed.

    Will salt and sugar make the angles more precise?
    Have you tried with maple syrup instead?


    Reply 3 months ago

    It was joke about salt and sugar:) and i didnt try with maple syrup:)


    3 months ago

    Awesome! I wish I had seen this before I bought my kreg jig.


    3 months ago

    Love it! Perfect example of one of those things I just never thought to make myself. Don't know why! I'm going to make one with epoxy rather than hot glue. I'll post here when finished. Thanks for the idea.


    3 months ago

    Excellent upgrade!


    Reply 3 months ago

    Thank you!

    David R
    David R

    Tip 3 months ago

    What an inspiring instructable. This is clever. In the US , Harbor Freight sells a set of locking collars for drill bits. It is an inexpensive way to get the locking collar.You can also get them from Lowe’s, Home Depot , and Ace and most hardware stores with a big fastener department. The set from harbor freight costs about as much as one collar from the other places. In Canada, princess auto has the same set. These stop collars for drills are useful in other applications too. The tubing is also easy to find at the big box stores and the hardware stores. I made a jig to drill holes in concrete at a precise angle and welded it. I would have tried this method ( might have used casting resin instead of glue only because of the size of the thing) thank you for posting this. Amazon also has all of these items.


    3 months ago

    This is great, very nice homemade version. Well done!! : )


    Reply 3 months ago

    Thank you so much!
    You inspired me to improve my old conductor. I like the new version much more :))