Homemade Dowel Making Jig

Homemade Dowel Making Jig

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.

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 DOWELING JIG can be built in 1 HOUR yet it is very PRECISE and EASY TO USE. All you'll need: A small piece of plexiglass and plywood, metal pipe/bushing...

This DOWELING JIG can be built in 1 HOUR yet it is very PRECISE and EASY TO USE. All you'll need: A small piece of plexiglass and plywood, metal pipe/bushing...

I wanted a dowel jig but i didnt want to buy one because they were more money than what made sense to me. I didnt want a self centering on. I just wanted a simple one for large 1/2" thick panel boxes. So i decided to make one. FYI I made it at TechShop  Material: 1/2" aluminum at least 2.5" x 2" #10 x 32 screws 1/8" thick plastic that is at least 2.5" x 4" Tools: Saw Mill Parallels Center drill Edge finder 1/4" drill bit #32 Drill bit #10 x 32 tap...

Dowel Jig

I wanted a dowel jig but i didnt want to buy one because they were more money than what made sense to me. I didnt want a self centering on. I just wanted a simple one for large 1/2" thick panel boxes. So i decided to make one. FYI I made it at TechShop Material: 1/2" aluminum at least 2.5" x 2" #10 x 32 screws 1/8" thick plastic that is at least 2.5" x 4" Tools: Saw Mill Parallels Center drill Edge finder 1/4" drill bit #32 Drill bit #10 x 32 tap...

Dowel Jig- Drilling centered, consistent holes is crucial for dowel joints.

Dowel Jig- Drilling centered, consistent holes is crucial for dowel joints.

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

Doweling Jig Kits

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

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