Doweling made easy

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Blog entry by Woodchips39 posted 01-17-2017 12:42 AM 1478 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently discovered a new and better method for doweling my woodworking projects. I’ve been woodworking for over 50 years building, repairing and designing furniture, cabinets, etc. Over these years I’ve assembled my various projects using nails, screws, glue, mortise & tendon, dowels and biscuit joints. My preferred and most often used method is wood dowels and glue, because of its strength and simplicity. But as most of you know that doweling requires a lot of tedious very carefully measuring, marking and drilling of each dowel hole for centering and alignment to assure the mating components fit together perfectly.

This discovery is a new neat little tool called the “Dowel Wizard”. It’s a uniquely different tool/jig that is so quick and easy to use I wonder why someone hasn’t thought of this before. I suggest if you want to do some doweling on your next assembly project give this new tool a try.

Some of the major advantages I see this tool has over the other jigs I’ve used is that it’s so easy to use, precision construction, light weight yet ruggedly built, low cost and has different sizes of interchangeable hardened drill guide bushings.

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#1 posted 01-17-2017 01:57 AM

I feel like you should be more transparent with the fact that this is your product. I am in need of a new doweling guide and this seems like an interesting take on one. I’ll add it to my list of considerations.

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 01:11 PM

Small community here and we’re happy to support you. Might as well just announce this is your neat invention.

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#3 posted 01-17-2017 02:41 PM

Good advise guys, I just feel a little embarrassed by tooting my own horn.

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#4 posted 01-17-2017 07:42 PM

Can I get 1/8” bushings for it. Also, on your website you mention it is easy to adapt to different spacing of holes. Could you explain that process a little.

The price seems very reasonable and it appears to be a very high quality product.


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#5 posted 01-17-2017 08:27 PM

Dan, you can purchase a package of Three of the 1/8” drill guide bushing P/N 06110TK through H.F. Wilson Engineering at 800-331-3771.

You can make different hole spacing by just drilling one (1) hole and then moving the tool/jig to the next location while considering the alignment mark on the tool 1/2” off set from the hole you just drilled. I hope that helps, If not please let me know.

Thanks Woodchips39



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#6 posted 02-08-2017 06:42 PM

The spacing for large table glue-ups is a simple fix for this little tool, I’ve never even tried this particular model and already have the “how-to” on precise & adjustable-length spacing without tool modification.

Woodchips – it’s great to see a business owner respond positively regarding transparency, it’s your tool, be proud and own it!

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