Videos by HuckD #17: Dowel Jigs 1 and 2

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Blog entry by HuckD posted 01-14-2016 06:37 AM 1150 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve made a couple of dowel jigs to use on a table and bench project that I’m making from 2×12 Southern Yellow Pine. One is useful for joining two pieces of 2 by # lumber and the other is for 4×4 lumber. They’re very inexpensive as they are made from a scrap piece of 1” oak and some “steel spacers” from Lowes. Both have proven to be accurate and easy to use.

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#1 posted 01-14-2016 08:41 PM

Nice jigs.
Every ones gone the screws but I like using dowels for most of my building.
It’s old school but On most things I can do dowels just as easy as the screws plus it’s done and out of site.

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#2 posted 01-14-2016 11:14 PM

Hi htl, I’ve been piddling around with woodworking for almost 40 years and don’t remember ever using dowels. I’ve used pocket holes extensively. I spent a lot of time on mortices and tenons. A Porter Cable Biscuit Joiner sits in its case unused for at least 8 years. I recently became interested in dowels and once I figured out I could make the jigs I’ve come to really like them. So much that I ordered 2,000 dowels recently. :)

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