Drilling jig for dowels

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 01-04-2018 05:23 AM 2330 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple project, but essential when it comes to drilling perfect centred holes in dowels.
I only needed to use my sliding miter saw to make this jig. At the bottom of the “V” is a groove See you there! the width of my miter saw blade, just to allow chips to fall away during drilling.

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#1 posted 01-04-2018 03:44 PM

Another great idea and build,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-05-2018 12:24 AM


Looks like it will work.

I made a similar type from a piece of angle iron a few decades ago. I used it off and on for years. I do have a small hole all the way through it and it is capable of being bolted to the drillpress table. If you use it a lot, might try to make a metal one for the longer life.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 12:22 AM

Its great. What wood did you use. I’m gona make one.

-- James E McIntyre

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