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post #1 of 2 Old 12-08-2009, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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doweling balusters

anyone have any advice for a homemade doweling jig? I dont have a drill press so Ill have to make due otherwise. Im basically adding 4x4 posts onto the bottom of some old balusters to make them long enough for a stair railing. Obviously I need to be able to dowel these so that the balusters are perfectly straight. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 2 Old 12-09-2009, 07:18 AM
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Get a post level to level the post in a vise, then get a drill with a level bubble on it and make holes. Another way is to hold a square up to the drill as you drill, but that can get tricky. Only way I know of to get straight holes without a drill press or a lathe.
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