How do you recess shelf pins?
Shape the pin on a wheel grinder with the pin chucked in a drill. With the grinder running and the drill spinning in the opposite direction, lightly touch the end of the pin on the wheel and gently arc the drill through about 75-degrees (see second photo) to smooth and round the pin ends.
How do you pre drill holes in melamine?
Use Your Router To Drill Holes Production shops use special carbide-tipped bits that are expensive and hard to find. For the weekend builder, the best way to drill holes in melamine is to use a router. A simple jig and a plunge router with a 5/8-in. guide bushing is the way to go.
Do you need to pre drill melamine?
With melamine, you can’t just insert a screw without first predrilling, or at least you shouldn’t. If you don’t predrill your holes you can end up with splitting. What’s more, you have to do proper countersinking or you will end up with bulging melamine around the head.
How do you drill holes in pegboard for shelves?
To drill holes for adjustable shelves: Cut a piece of 1/4″ pegboard to the desired width and length to act as a drilling template. Cover up any extra holes in the pegboard you don’t want drilled with masking tape. Chuck a 1/4” wood drill bit in a drill. Cut a piece of 1” x 1” lumber to length to act
How do you attach adjustable shelf pegs to cabinets?
Insert four metal adjustable shelf pegs in the holes for each shelf. Place each shelf in the cabinet or bookcase so it rests on the adjustable shelf pegs.
What size drill press for shelf pin holes?
Even the most basic drill press is capable of drilling shelf pin holes quickly and accurately. I have drilled shelf pin holes with a 10″, benchtop press for years with no problems. The blade on my 6″ combination square is 3/4″-wide, perfect for spacing the rows of pin locations.
How do you mark a shelf drilling jig?
Either way MARK your shelf drilling jig with a permanent marker so you know exactly where to drill your holes and they all end up in exactly the same location. There is no need to drill holes all the way from top to bottom. Mark location of any FIXED shelves that will be permanently attached to cabinet sides.