Dowel pin spacer jig.

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 08-06-2010 03:50 AM 3927 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On occasions, when dealing with long boards in joining operations I prefer to use dowels instead of biscuits especially if the boards thickness or flatness is less than perfect.
This jig is ideal for drilling exact interval holes on as many as boards you will be using.
Just align the edge of the dowel centering jig and drill the first hole in the board. Then, you place the spacer dowel pin into the first hole and edge the doweling jig against the other end and you move the pin from hole to hole for exact hole drilling intervals.
This one is has different holes for 12,9,6,3 inch intervals from center and is for 3/8 thick dowels.

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 04:08 AM

Good idea

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 03:19 PM

Great idea!!

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 03:23 PM

Very Good idea!

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 04:55 PM

Good idea….great solution…...........................schloemoe

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 02:10 AM

Good idea, is that the Harbor freight doweling jig? I just got one and haven’t gotten to use it yet, how do you like it?

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#6 posted 08-07-2010 03:22 AM

THX all. No not HF doweling jig. got this almost two decades ago it’s called “Dowel it” made in US. can’t remember where I got it from but here’s a link
<http: /> I’ve used it on every other project since.
HF looks good just have to be checked for centering before use.

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 06:41 PM

Simple, but effective

Thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 07:07 PM

Took a moment to find it but here’s the link: Dowl-It


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#9 posted 05-17-2013 12:25 PM

this is an excellent idea. Thanks!

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#10 posted 05-17-2013 01:00 PM

That is a good idea, much better than trying to line up the lines on the jig with lines on the board.

-- Joe

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