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Forum topic by jockjon posted 09-25-2009 10:19 PM 1493 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jockjon

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09-25-2009 10:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dowel jig

I’m planning on building some euro style cabinets for my laundry room and I’m looking for a good dowel jig to purchase…and I would prefer not to spend $100+. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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rwyoung

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 10:36 PM

Rockler has an inexpensive jig meant for 3/4” faceframe work for about $10. A good modification to it is to replace the plastic fence/reference surface with something sturdier (cut out some holes to see reference lines on your work) and add sandpaper for grip. And use two clamps to keep it from shifting.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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KregRep

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 10:41 PM

jockjon,
Have you thought about using a Kreg Jig? Good luck with your decision.

-KregRep

-- KregRep | Huxley, IA | Join the Kreg Jig Owners' Community: http://kregjig.ning.com

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 10:47 PM

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 11:09 PM

KregRep,

I own a kreg jig already. I will be using it too. I really prefer dowels for the main cabinet.

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#5 posted 09-26-2009 12:33 AM

The jig referenced by Jim works good. I’ve had one for years.

-- Joe

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#6 posted 09-26-2009 01:08 AM

I’m a die hard Stanley Dowelling Jig user. I’m not even sure that they’re made any more. I have two, both bought at auctions, the best part was that I didn’t pay more than $15 for either one! I became enamored with these when I worked in a cabinet shop run by an “old style” cabinet maker.

You might keep an eye out there on Craig’s list if you’re patient and have the time.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#7 posted 09-26-2009 06:48 AM

I havev seen a lot of them on ebay in the past,

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 09-26-2009 09:10 PM

I got this one—fifty bucks—works great for me.

-- -- Neil

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