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

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Customer Reviews

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. 




    Customer Reviews

    Based on 25 reviews
    Tony Turley
    Works as advertised

    I used Rob's 1/4" drill guide on some spalted Silver Maple dowels. This was my first attempt at a wood hinge box. I had to tweak the router table settings several times while testing on some scrap to get the dowel alignment just right, but once I was ready to glue, the hinge fit perfectly, and my wife loves the result.

    Greg Garriss
    Looks good. Can't wait to use it. .

    I watched Rob's video and waffled between buying the 1/4" jig and making one now on my lathe. I'm glad I bought one. It's well made and was far cheaper than my shop rate efforts would have been. I'll probably get the 3/8" soon.

    Simon Hillier
    Amazing little jig

    I bought the 3/8" a few weeks back and after building my first box went straight back and ordered the 1/4" ... great little jigs, really elegant hinge detail on box, so much nicer and neater (and cheaper) than brass hinges.

    Glenn Hamburg
    If you want to make a wood hinge box, you need this

    This simple device is brilliant. It works great, and I certainly don't want to attempt to make this myself. Thanks for providing this nice tool Rob!

    wonderful jig

    this well engineered jig works perfectly for drilling the centre of dowels