Doweling Jig

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Project by MrPeepers posted 01-21-2015 12:35 AM 2106 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So i am making these jerk blocks (plywood boxes) for my brother and i wanted to use dowels to joint them. I have a 1/4 joint genie doweling jig which i love but i i don’t have enough spacers on the jig itself to span the with of wall thickness which is 1 1/2”. So instead of shelling out another $120 or so more for the 3/8” jig I looked into my scrap pile and found a piece of maple and pick up some 3/8” x 1/2” x 1” bushings and made myself a 3/8” doweling jig. I need to make some spacers for it but other then that only took about 30 minutes to make including the drive to the store to pick up the bushings.

-- -Mr. Peepers

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 02:12 AM

Curious if you have any problems with the bushings staying put? I made some jigs for a repetitive production job I did (the road signs in the projects) with flanged drill bushings from McMaster Carr and some oak. They worked, but over time I had trouble with the bushings getting stuck on the bit or otherwise coming out of the oak. Some super glue fixed this problem, but I was curious if you did anything different?

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 05:54 PM

Hope it works out for you.

A lot of things get invented because we need them and do not have them!

Good idea.

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

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 10:53 PM


I used epoxy to hold the bushings in. Seams to work but i only tested on the scrap pieces that i posted. If everything goes well i will making one out steel.


-- -Mr. Peepers

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