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Posted on Need jig for cutting '+' in end of dowel

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#1 posted 03-28-2013 09:09 PM

This is what I’d try:

Make a square cube of wood. In one corner, equally distanced from the two near sides, drill a 1” deep hole sufficiently sized to be a press fit for the dowel (but be able to get it out again. Use the sides of the cube against the bandsaw table and fence as guides when cutting the first cut, backing out, rotating, and cutting the second one.

Check results, tweak if needed, and try again. ETA and mind your hands – make your cube big enough so they’re not in the way.

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