Best way to align holes for dowels

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11-29-2010 06:23 PM

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I am making several wooden toys for Christmas presents. I would like to know the best way to mark and drill holes for dowels. I have a drill press and corded hand drill.

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 07:55 PM

I use a doweling jig-

and dowel centers-

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 08:16 PM

Are you talking making a straight hole through something, or making parts line up for dowels to connect the two?

I use both a doweling jig, and dowel centers depending on what I am doing….

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