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Dowels Dowels are one of the easiest joints to use and are especially useful when you don't want to use hardware, such as screws.Dowels are also an obvious choice if you don't have the time or the experience to make fancier joints, such as dovetail or mortise and tenon.
Although the use of dowel joints has diminished with the rising popularity of the biscuit joiner, dowels offer very sturdy joinery for a variety of projects.Besides, all you need to make a dowel joint is a drill.
Using dowel jig Dowel centres Dowel There are two types of dowel joints: through and blind.The difference being that in the blind joint the dowels can't be seen, whereas in the through joint they are visible.
Which you use will depend on what you are making and whether you want to hide the joints or not.The key to a successful blind dowel joint is ensuring that the dowel holes line up perfectly in the two mating pieces.
Using dowel centres There are a number of jigs available to make matching the mates easier.One type of jig clamps to the wood with a bushing that guides the drill bit.The one shown (fig 1) is a simple one that...