3d Print Pocket Hole Jig | Filament Friday #30 – 3d Printed Pocket Hole Jig With Metal Inserts On Da Vinci 1.0

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Filament Friday #30 - 3d Printed Pocket Hole Jig With Metal Inserts On Da Vinci 1.0

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I got wood. I got tools. Let’s make a pocket hole jig. Its filament Friday. I watch a lot of Youtube woodworking videos and many people use pocket hole jig. So I’ve decided to make my own. So I found this one on Thingiverse from user Gemma Mer. I decided to try this on my stock DaVinci. And then I was going to do it again on my repetier. So I brought in the STL. File in the XYZ were set at the 25% fill point to layer height, no supports and exported it and everything matched up, And it said it was going to take 3 hours and 44 minutes and 17 meters of plastic, So I use the same fill in a cartridge on my repetier machine point to layer. Hey, 25% fill, and it didn’t look any different, very, very little difference, but I needed to add metal inserts to this to guide the bit. I’m going to use these copper couplings for quarter inch pipe. The problem is, they got a little nub inside. So when you put the pipe in, it stops about halfway, so I’m going to need the ground. Grind those down, so I’m going to use my little die grinder that I printed up pretty primitive. Stand for in a previous film at Friday video. I put the sanding disc on the end of it and I’ll just grind inside and now I can try it on the drill Bit. Still, just a little bit tight, so a little more grinding and we’ll be all set. I’ve only got one set of these inserts, so I have to pick which jig to use, and they’re really not too much different. The print quality in both cases is pretty good. The words are a little clearer on the repetier version, and the circular holes are a little more round, but not a big difference underneath. They’re about the same. I think the top of this repetier one looks a little better, so I’m going to go with that first, and if I screw it up, I have a backup. So the way I’m going to insert. It is to heat up the copper tubing and then push it into the hole and to do that. I’m using my soldering iron. I actually slipped two copper tubing over the soldering iron and it’s getting hot and so then what I’m going to do is start it, pull the soldering iron out, and then I’m going to use this block of wood to push it the rest of the way it. Hopefully this works. Get the wood lined up. This is very hot. I can see it. It’s changing color, so Ill. Just push that right in get. It started while I can push it almost all the way in with this, and then I’ll finish it off and there we go, You have an insert. Looks like I got a just a slight amount of splitting right along on a print line, a layer line. That overall looks pretty good. Let me try to drill bit. Oh, yeah, look at that. Looks really good. I’ll do the other one, and there we have it. Two metal inserts on my pocket hole jig. There’s still a little bit warm, so it’s going to take a little bit to cool off, but it looks really good and the drill bit goes right in so this should be interesting to see how well this works. I’ll tell you what that looks as good as some of the stuff. I’ve seen in the store. This is really a nice design and it cost me two dollars. Maybe total, so this could be a real handy tool and now we’ve got to test it out and I’ll test it on this piece of wood. Okay, so I got a piece of wood clamped down and then I’ll put the jig right here and clamp it down, but before I did that. I want to show you how I positioned this piece of tape. This is very important because when I run this through, I only want the end of this bit to just go just past the end of the block, so I positioned a piece of electrical tape right there, and that actually stops it from going too far now. The real pocket hole jig has an adjustable metal thing you can put on there, but this tape seems to be working pretty good, so I just need to clamp this down and then I’ll put a hole on one end, and then I’ll move it and I’ll put one on the other end. I’m ready to try. It out looks pretty good. That looks like a pocket hole. I’ll do it on the other side. All right, we’re not ready for the next hole. This is working easy. Let me show you this – perfect pocket holes. And it just comes out the end for the screw to go through. This is a winner! This is a total winner. I think what I’ll do is. I’ll go to my scroll saw and I’ll cut a section so you can see what this thing looks like. Looks like up close so here. It is with a screw going through it. It comes down like this and gets tightened up and comes to the end. Let me take this off and this is what it looks like. It’s going to tighten against the edge. That little hole that was left by the tip of the bit, and then the head of the screw holds it in place and that gives you a nice pocket hole and this is flush, so it worked really, really well, okay, so now the most important part connecting the wood together so now. I got my impact screwdriver, and I got a screw lined up. Got my Woodall clamp down and I’ll just drive it in another screw a nice, solid joint overall work pretty well. Now what I could probably do. Now is make a couple different ones of different widths and even maybe different angles for thicker wood. There’s so many different things that I can do now that I can print my own pocket hole jig. Now I am by no means an experienced woodworker. I’ve done some woodworking projects, but that’s why I watch the Youtube channels to learn, but this was really a lot of fun. It wasn’t so much about saving money. I just wanted to see if I could 3d print my own tool, my own pocket hole jig and like. I said now I can make different sizes and custom shapes. Whatever I want, and it really isn’t going to cost me a whole lot And with the metal inserts. That was a new experiment for me. I’ve done metal inserts while it’s printing where I put a nut inside of it and made a wing nut for my snowblower. Did that several videos ago, But this is the first time. I’ve actually inserted metal by heating it up and pushing it in and Ill. Tell you what that worked really well. I don’t know this. This just brings up so many possibilities. This was a lot of fun, and I think this was a great 3d print. So if you liked it, give it a thumbs up. And if you like my channel, please subscribe that way. I know you’re watching. And sometime. During this video we’re going to cross 3000 subscribers. I’ve really been doing this just a little over a year, like maybe two weeks more than a year and about this time of year ago. I had less than 10 subscribers. I mean, I was just starting out now. I’ve got 3000 so thank you to all my viewer’s special. Thank you to all my subscribers and a very special. Thank you to all my patreon supporters and all those who have silently donated to my Youtube channel. This has been amazing to watch this thing grow, and I hope I keep delivering. What you guys want to watch? Anyway, that’s all. I got for now. I’ll see you next time.