Doweling jig

  • Inventors: KRUSE S,US
  • Assignees: S Kruse
  • Publication Date: January 02, 1973
  • Publication Number: US-3708237-A

Abstract

A Doweling Jig including a work piece clamping device having a pair of work engaging clamping jaws for clamping work pieces to be doweled together, and a drill guide mounted upon said clamping device for locating matched dowel holes to be drilled in said work pieces. The said drill guide being reversible upon said clamping device to locate said holes at identical predetermined distances measured from the opposite sides of said work pieces which are in contact with said jaws, without removing the doweling jig from the work pieces, by simply reversing the position of the drill guide upon said clamping device.

Claims

1. A doweling jig including a plate portion having therein an open way and a stationary clamping jaw and a movable jaw slidable on said plate portion and a screw anchored to said plate portion for moving said movable jaw to clamp a work piece between said jaws, a guide carriage insertable into said way and having a guide member thereon, said carriage being reversible in said way and having a locating projection engageable with reclining means on each of said clamping jaws at equal distances from the opposed surfaces of said clamping jaws which are engageable with said work pieces for locating said guide member at equal predetermined distances from the opposite sides of said work pieces engaged by said jaws. 2. A doweling jig including a plate portion having therein a plurality of open parallel ways and thereunder a stationary jaw portion, a movable jaw slidable on said plate portion and an anchoring portion, a screw threaded to said anchoring portion for moving said movable jaw to clamp together a pair of work pieces between said jaws and crosswise to said ways, a guide carriage insertable in said ways and having thereon a drill guide and a guide locating pin depending therefrom, said carriage being reversable in said ways and each of said jaws having a hole therein at equal distances from their work piece engaging surfaces to receive said guide locating pin and thereby locate said drill guide over said work pieces at equal distances from the surfaces thereof engaged by said jaws. 3. A doweling jig as set forth in claim 2 wherein said drill guide is adjustably mounted upon said carriage with relation to said locating pin. 4. A doweling jig as set forth in claim 2 including a guide holder adjustably mounted upon said carriage, and a drill guide member detachably mounted in said holder. 5. A doweling jig as set forth in FIG. 2 including finger operated hold-down means for detachably retaining said carriage within said ways. 6. A doweling jig as set forth in claim 2 including slots along said ways, and finger operable means engageable with said slots for detachably retaining said carriage within said ways.
United States Patent 1 Kruse 1 111 3,708,237 1451 Jan. 2, 1973 [s41 DOWELING .116 [76] Inventor: Stanley L. Kruae, R.F.D. No. 1, Box 248, Chaplin, Conn. 06235 221 Filed: July 26,1971 21 Appl. 196.; 165,486 [52] 11.5. CI. ..408/108, 408/109, 4081115 [51] Int. Cl. ..B23b 49/00 [58] Field of Search ..408/109, 108, 115, 103, 241; [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,362,447 1/1968 Elder,.lr., ..408/109 3,273,426 9/1966 Cleveland ........408/ll5X 3,053,121 9/1962 Proctor ..4os/1os Primary Examiner-Gil Weidenfeld Attorney-Louis V. Lucia s71v ABSTRACT A Doweling Jig including a work piece clamping device having a pair of work engaging clamping jaws for clamping work pieces to be doweled together, and a drill guide mounted upon said clamping device for locating matched dowel holes to be drilled in said work pieces. The said drill guide being reversible upon said clamping device to locate said holes at identical predetermined distances measured from the opposite sides of said work pieces which are in contact with said jaws, without removing the doweling jigfrom the work pieces, by simply reversing the position of the drill guide upon said clamping device. 6 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures PATENTEDJAI 2 I975 INVENTOR. STANLEY L [Ow/5E ATTORNEY: DOWELING JlG BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention provides a simple doweling jig which measures the location of matched dowel holes in opposed work pieces from the opposite sides thereof, whereby, when the said work pieces are doweledtogether, the surfaces on at least one side of the joined pieces are perfectly matched. The general purpose of the invention being to provide for locating dowel holes with maximum accuracy in work pieces which are to be doweled together. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION FIG. I is a plan view in elevation of a portion of a doweling jig embodying the present invention, showing a pair of work pieces clamped together and the adjusted drill guide in position for the drilling of a dowel hole in one of said work pieces. FIG. 2 is a plan view of said doweling jig showing the adjusted drill guide in reversed position for the drilling of a matching dowel hole in the other work piece. FIG. 3 is an end view of said drill jig. FIG. 4 is a sectional side view on line 4-4 of FIG. 3. FIG. is a similar view of a modified form of the invention. FIG. 6 is a sectional end view illustrating the matching of the doweled work pieces. DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION As shown in the drawings, my improved doweling jig includes a clamping device comprising a plate portion 5 having a stationary jaw portion 6 and a movable jaw 7 which is forced into clamping position by means of a clamping screw 8 threaded through a rigid anchor por tion 9 depending from the plate portion 5. The said portion 5 has parallel open ways 10 and 11 therein to receive a guide carriage 12 which includes a base 13- having an elongated depending portion 14 which slidably fits within the ways 10 and 11. Said base '13 also hasan undercut slot 15 to slidably receive a drill guide holder 16 having the base 17 with a vertical post 18 thereon which receives a drill guide bushing 19, that extends vertically through a bore in said post, and an elongated slot 20 in the base 13. Said bushing being interchangeable with bushings of other sizes and secured in said post by a set screw 21 and the saiddrill guide holder is secured in adjusted position in the slot 15 by a set'screw 22. The base 13 has a locating pin 23 projecting downwardly therefrom and adapted to fit into pin receiving holes 24-24 in the stationary jaw 6, and 25-25 in the slidable jaw 7. g In order to hold down the guide carriage 12 in adjustedposition within the ways 10 and 1 1, said carriage is provided with a pair of spring biased retaining jaws 2626 which are pivotally mounted upon studs 27 27 and each have a prong 28 to engage the slots 29 in the plate portion 5; said jaws being each biased into holding position by a spring 30 which is adjusted tensionwise by a nut 31 that is threaded to the stud 27; In the use of my improved doweling jig for drilling dowel holes 3232, and 3333 in a pair of work pieces 34 and 35, whichare to be doweled together, the said work pieces are first clamped together in the correct position, as shown. The proper bushing 19, for the drill to be used, is then inserted into the post 18 and secured therein by the set screw 21. The drill guide carriage 12 is then placed in drill guiding'position by i n-' work piece 34, with the drill guide in the position shown in FIG.,1., the guide carriage is removed from' the way 10 by squeezing thejaws 2626, reversed, and again inserted in the way 10 and the pin 23 inserted into the hole 24 in the movable jaw 7, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 4. When the holes 32-32 have been drilled in the work pieces 34 and 35, the guide carriage is removed from the way 10, with the holder 16 in adjusted position thereon, and inserted into the way 11 and the same. operation is repeated for drilling the holes 3333 in I said work pieces. Y The receiving holes 24-24 and 2S25 are located in their respective clamping jaws 6 and 7 at'exactly' the same distances from the faces of said jaws, which contact the opposite outer faces of the clamped work pieces 34 and 35, so that the location of the dowel holes is accurately measured from said outer surfaces of the work pieces and thereby providing a perfect matching of at least said outer sides when the work pieces are doweled together, regardless ofany difference in the thickness of said work pieces, as illustrated in FIG.6. As shown in FIG. 5, my improved doweling jig rnay also be used for drilling dowel holes in mitered workpieces 36 and 37 by providing a longer guide carriage 38 and an angled guide carrier 39, which'may be used exactly in the same manner as above described'for'the a movable jaw slidable on said plate, portion and' a: screw anchored to said plate portion for'rnoving said movable jaw to clamp a workpiece between said jaws, a guidecarriage insertable into saidv way and having a guide member thereon, said carriage being reversible in said way and having a locating projection engageable with reclining means on each .of said clamping jaws at equal distances from the opposed surfaces of said clamping jaws which are engageable with said work pieces for locating said guide member at equal predetermined distances from the opposite sides of saidwork pieces engaged by said jaws. and each of said jaws having a hole therein at equal distances from their workpiece engaging surfaces to receive said guide locating pin and thereby locate said drill guide over said work pieces at equaldistances from the surfaces thereof engaged by said jaws. 3. A doweling jig as set forth in claim 2 wherein said drill guide is adjustably mounted upon said carriage with relation to said locating'pin. I 4. A doweling jig as set forth in claim2 including a guide holder adjustably mounted upon said carriage, and a drill guide member detachably mounted in said holder. 5. A doweling jig as set forth in FIG. 2 including finger operated hold-down means for detachablyretaining said carriage within said ways. 6. A doweling jig as set forth in claim 2 including slots'along said ways, and finger operable means engageable with said slots for detachably retaining said carriage within said ways. i

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