A field of dowels in perfect formation
As a type of intro; I am not a cabinet maker, finish carpenter, heck; I question calling myself a carpenter at all; but I seem to find away. I raise houses, do roofs, kitchen's to decks, all around contractor. This one has me stumped.
I want to create a 4'x6' piece, that mounts on the wall, with 1/2" wooden dowels 4" long, at an upward angle, for hanging scarfs and hats. The easy way out is to cut that 4'x6' into 12" strips so I can use my modest bench drill to perfectly plunge drill all the dowels holes at a perfectly consistent angle to it looks professionally done.
But what if I didn't want to cut the 4'x6' of cabinet grade ply due to looks? Was thinking of making a tilt jig for a router and plunge drilling free hand, but you all know i'll mess up the most important holes; middle of field, edge, the last hole; due to router "walk".
I guess I could clamp guides to help prevent router walk, but I thought I'd ask for help.
Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Last edited by difalkner; 03-02-2019 at 10:54 AM.