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Drawer Pull Jig

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For false fronts with counterbores

For false fronts with counterbores

When using pulls secured from the rear of a false drawer front, the head of the machine screw must rest in a counterbore so the false front can be screwed flush to the front of the drawer box. In this situation, you'll need a jig with a counterbore-size hole in the backer board and a screw-shank-size hole in the drill guide.

Lay out the location of the shank holes on the drill guide. But before drilling them, place a scrap between the drill guide and backer board and bore completely through the jig with a 1/16" bit. Then switch to the shank-hole-diameter bit and enlarge the hole in the drill guide only. Next, change to a Forstner or brad-point bit the diameter of the counterbores. Place the spur of the bit on the 1/16" hole in the backer board, drill through the backer only, then toss the scrap away.

To use the jig, place it over the drawer front and drill the holes as shown in photos.


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