Self Centering Dowel Jig An Old Favorite Gets Better
Self centering dowel jig an old favorite gets better is article about Buying Advice bookmarked by rafael with ID 12731206849 was uploaded on 22-04-2019 and has been viewed 196,350 times.
I use dowels to assemble parts quite often; things like face frames, table bases, and chairs.Trying to drill and align the dowel holes without a decent dowel hole drilling jig is futile.This dowel jig (see Source below) is the latest version of a long-time favorite of mine.
It has 4 threaded holes and 3 sets of 4 threaded bushings so you can easily drill precisely spaced 1/4″ dia., 5/16″-dia., or 3/8″-dia.holes.The advantages this dowel jig has over previous iterations are subtle, but once you use it those benefits become obvious.
It offers lots of flexibility, accuracy, and for reasons I'll show you here, using it can save you a lot of time and dowel hole alignment frustrations.WHY USE DOWELS? OK, I'll admit there are a billion and one ways to assemble pieces of wood, and I say if it works, it's good, so why use dowels? Honestly, if I can use a biscuit, I do, and if I want a 'purist' joint, I cut a mortise and tenon, but if I want fast, inexpensive, and strong joints, I use dowels.
I don't own expensive joint making machines because I just don't have enough need to justify the...