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I made a jig out of 1/2 inch baltic birch for drilling shelf pin holes. Now I have discovered the 5/8 inch guide bushing I plan to use is too long...about 3/4 inch in length.

Looks like I have two choices:
1) Cut the guide to a shorter length...or
2) use 1/2" mdf to shim up the difference between the jig and the router base

Seems like I always get myself painted into a corner! :-(

What would you do?

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Thanks Bob. I was just going to use a hack saw and a vise. I have the Bosch guide bushings and they appear to be metal.
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Holes are drilled. My jig could use a little tweaking but for now, it is OK.
Thanks again BOB. I will look at your jig a little closer for future use.
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I made a jig out of 1/2 inch baltic birch for drilling shelf pin holes. Now I have discovered the 5/8 inch guide bushing I plan to use is too long...about 3/4 inch in length.

Looks like I have two choices:
1) Cut the guide to a shorter length...or
2) use 1/2" mdf to shim up the difference between the jig and the router base

Seems like I always get myself painted into a corner! :-(

What would you do?

The thirty minute clock is ticking!
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Fast: Use solution n2

Or if you need more plunge capacity: solution n1

Sort of a jig made of 1/2 " plywood plate with a hole in it ,
attach the guide bush and then a metal hand saw+ sanding should get it straight
and clean.
No need for band saw or metal lathe.

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Fast: Use solution n2

Or if you need more plunge capacity: solution n1

Sort of a jig made of 1/2 " plywood plate with a hole in it ,
attach the guide bush and then a metal hand saw+ sanding should get it straight
and clean.
No need for band saw or metal lathe.

Regards.
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Thanks. That's a good idea. I might do just that.
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Thanks. That's a good idea. I might do just that.
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Hi Mike, I like the short barrel variety for just that reason. I seldom use template material thicker than 1/4" and Eagle America and Woodcraft both sell the Porter Cable style that short. The ones I've needed to cut down, I did on the bandsaw using a piece of 3/16" hardboard, with a hole for the barrel to stick through, as a spacing shim to get the barrel length.

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Thanks Bob. I was just going to use a hack saw and a vise. I have the Bosch guide bushings and they appear to be metal.
That is what Pat warner does. If it's good enough for Pat, it will do me.....

Use a piece of 1/4" acrylic as a spacer to avoid damage to the bushing.

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More than one way to skin a cat, huh? Thanks for the suggestions.
I got the holes drilled, and by some miraculous stroke of luck, they are all in the right spot.

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