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drill press drill stand or jig for drilling holes in floating shelves
June 26, 2014
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Cheers Jim
I dont mind them in alcoves and at 80 quid a pop fully painted you can earn a good days money at them. The scribing to the alcoves is sometimes a challenge but there is always the trusted caulk for the last mil or 2! Laugh
The ones using rebar are a bit more of a challenge……but they are popular in my town so I will take them on at the right price.
Ive been wanting to hone the technique of drilling for awhile now as I have had a fair bit of aggro when doing them. Ness drilling jig idea from his dowel video I think Im going to adapt something from this. Thanks on the gripfill tip and Ill knock one up in the workshop soon and try it out. Ive just got some cheap builders props from tool station and tried them out on the last job to prop them up…..works a treat.
They are a tricky little number……….but they look good when done. Ive been asked to do a few in real wood which I turned down….hence my wanting to improve technique on the direct drilling through
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June 26, 2014
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Cheers Jim

I dont mind them in alcoves and at 80 quid a pop fully painted you can earn a good days money at them. The scribing to the alcoves is sometimes a challenge but there is always the trusted caulk for the last mil or 2! Laugh

The ones using rebar are a bit more of a challenge……but they are popular in my town so I will take them on at the right price.

Ive been wanting to hone the technique of drilling for awhile now as I have had a fair bit of aggro when doing them. Ness drilling jig idea from his dowel video I think Im going to adapt something from this. Thanks on the gripfill tip and Ill knock one up in the workshop soon and try it out. Ive just got some cheap builders props from tool station and tried them out on the last job to prop them up…..works a treat.

They are a tricky little number……….but they look good when done. Ive been asked to do a few in real wood which I turned down….hence my wanting to improve technique on the direct drilling through 

Thanks Jim

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June 26, 2014
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Haha those shelves suck I hate doing them! I have even turned jobs down because they were involved…

I find the rebar method works well also terry. What i do i drill holes bit bigger by a mill or two in both wall and shelf to allow for imperfect drilling. Then set the rebar in the wall level as possible using chem fix. When its gone off pump gripfill in the shelf hole and push on the rebar. That gives you just enough play to level. Then pack off the floor on front edge to hold level till glue sets.

Even worse is doing them on stud wallFrownEmbarassed

June 26, 2014
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Great idea ness. will have to look at making something like that. Thank you.

 

Terry

June 26, 2014
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Hello Terry,

Have you seen my dowel jig video?

You can use the same principle to make a jig to drill into the shelf and then drilling through from the other side into the wall.

I  would take off the end stop dowel and use the end of the jig it self to position onto the shelf and wall.

You could fix it onto the wall with good strong double sided tape.

All the best,

Ness

June 25, 2014
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When I make floating shelves in alcoves its pretty simple. batten round the alcove and plant mdf on the top and bottom with a final front piece. Ive started to make them now on walls that are not in alcoves (flat walls) and I use Rebar and polyester resin Quick setting stuff. Instead of making them in a torsion style sandwich system Id like to have the option just to use solid wood or solid mdf say 25mm or 30mm or 38mm etc and just drill through the wood to make the 12-13mm holes for the rebar. This isn’t that simple though as drilling holes ‘Straight’ ‘vertigal’  into mdf or wood isn’t that simple freehand. Has anyone got any advice weather I need a drill press or just to make a vertical jig…etc. I’d also like something to enable me to use it when I drill the holes in the wall to take the rebar…….on the sandwich style you can leave yourself a bit of play but Im imagining with solid wood or mdf etc you are going to have to be very precise with holes 

The photo below is the sandwich style easy way…….when I came to install them I could have done with a straight angle jig or tool to drill the holes to make the rebar go in straight. I got away with it…..(the other photo) but I wouldn’t want to try it with solid wood wit 4x 13mm hole to exactly match. Any ideas anyoneIMG_1520.jpgImage Enlarger

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