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

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Make a DIY Dowel Center Finder Out of Scrap Wood

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.


This is a quick project that can be done in less than an hour. All you need is a couple of scraps of wood and two bushings, which can be found at almost any ...

Dowel Jig simple. Could be improved with bushing inserts and sleeves from lee valley. A brad point drill bit the same size as the holes can be pushed by hand into any hole to accurately mark the center line.

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Make an Accurate Dowel Jig from Scrap Wood

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.