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How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

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make a multiple hole jig
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Position the Fence and Indexing Pin

This jig makes multiple, evenly spaced holes and assembles easily. The fence needs to mount to the drill press table. Attached to the fence is a block holding and indexing pin.

jig makes multiple, evenly spaced holes

Step 2: Drill the Holes

After drilling the first hole, move the board, drop the indexing pin into the hole and drill the next hole. Repeat the process for an evenly spaced row of holes.

The indexing pin should be the same diameter as the holes you want to drill into the board. Other important dimensions in this project are the distance from the fence to the bit, to make sure the holes are drilled into the board in the right place, and the distance from the indexing pin to the drill bit. That dimension dictates how far apart the holes will be.

drilling holes with indexing pin