Connecting thin pieces of wood together is easy with dowels, which make strong joints. But lining them up can be a tricky process. Make this dowel jig for drilling accurate holes.

Connecting thin pieces of wood together is easy with dowels, which make strong joints. But lining them up can be a tricky process. Make this dowel jig for drilling accurate holes.

Shop-made Doweling Jig-great demo on how to build and use this version of the successful Rockler design

Shop-made Doweling Jig-great demo on how to build and use this version of the successful Rockler design

Dowel Drilling guide centers the dowel hole and keeps it straight.

Dowel Drilling guide centers the dowel hole and keeps it straight.

Trying to eyeball the exact center of anything is a bad idea, especially when you’re working with dowels. This DIY dowel center finder is cheap and easy to make, and works like a charm.

Trying to eyeball the exact center of anything is a bad idea, especially when you’re working with dowels. This DIY dowel center finder is cheap and easy to make, and works like a charm.

Rockler 3/8'' Dowel Drilling Jig Kit. Rockler.com woodworking tools

Rockler 3/8'' Dowel Drilling Jig Kit. Rockler.com woodworking tools

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