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Hi everyone; just a quick midweek catch-up after the lengthy weekend vid. There's a little more development on the 'universal' shelf pin jig, the shopify store is - finally - showing up under my YouTube videos, and remarkably now has all the products showing as well!


There's a little cautiously optimistic progress on the 5mm clevis pin conundrum - fingers crossed I'll have some samples from a new supplier in a few days - and generally speaking things are looking pretty good on the product side of things.


Been a good week, so far - hope your's is going well too!


Catch you at the weekend. P


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Hi Peter, have you tried this with the Kreg rail?

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Ok thanks! I’m invested in the Kreg track saw with the saw, several rails, and the table but been looking for a router attachment for it. Your shelf pin jig has given me the idea that I probably could make one myself.. thanks again…love your videos!

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Looks a great concept. Ticks all the boxes. You may already have solved the problem with the resulting thin sections between the 30 mm holes. The Festool Bush has only approx 6 mm spigot. A stepped hole would make it more robust even if the jig needs to be double sided. Other bushes may be longer?

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If only there was an ISO standard for guide bushes … 🤷‍♂️

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David Sneddon
David Sneddon
Jan 25, 2023

Excellent Peter, good progress all round 👍

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petermillard
petermillard
Jan 26, 2023
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Thanks David! 👍

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Paul
Paul
Jan 25, 2023

Love to see the progress of the jig, and very good job on making adaptations for the Mafell/Bosch rails.


I did some more online searching and came across Misumi. They have a section for stepped dowel pins (link below). I couldn't seem to find step diameters on the drawing, but there are product details and CAD drawings for download if you make an account (you can make a free individual account). HTH! Oh, and FYI I've been searching with the terms "stepped dowel pin" and "stepped locating pin".


https://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/110300256840/?searchFlow=results2products&KWSearch=stepped%20dowel%20pin


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petermillard
petermillard
Jan 26, 2023
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Cheers Paul. Yes, Misumi do some nice bits and pieces, though I haven’t found *quite* what I want yet. Stepped dowel pins look good, but a bit spendy at $6 each! I do wonder if a simple ‘stepped dowel on a knob’ might be an easy solution rather than a sprung indexing pin - though a sprung pin would ‘add value’ and make it feel more of a ‘product, and less of a DIY project. More to come in this, for sure. 👍👍

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Hi Peter, thinking about the shelf pin jig and the Dewalt rail, for which there is likely to be a limited audience (and since I’ve now got Festool, I’m one less person that would have bought one 😉). Not sure how much wider the Dewalt central rail is than the Festool rail, but what if you were to have a small scoring cut on the underside of the jig to mark where the Dewalt buyers could use their track saw to widen the slot out to? A bit of self-construction required which is not ideal, but the purchasers will have a Dewalt rail and tracked saw so if you have the scoring cut in the right place it’ll reduce …

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petermillard
petermillard
Jan 25, 2023
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Thanks Geoffrey. The DeWalt rib is about 1mm wider than the usual, so would be a bit fiddly to try and mark it; the bigger issue is that the rib’s dead centre of the rail, so it’s not just the width, it’s the positioning, too. 👍

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