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I have a shop made doweling jig I made out of plywood for drilling into the ends of some pretty narrow workpieces. I have to use it a lot and it's fast and accurate enough. My problem is after running my drill bit thru the predrilled plywood holes in my jig a hundred or more times that hole is going to open up.

I know I can just make another one but I wonder if anyone has made a doweling jig out of some material more permanent than plywood.

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I have a shop made doweling jig I made out of plywood for drilling into the ends of some pretty narrow workpieces. I have to use it a lot and it's fast and accurate enough. My problem is after running my drill bit thru the predrilled plywood holes in my jig a hundred or more times that hole is going to open up.

I know I can just make another one but I wonder if anyone has made a doweling jig out of some material more permanent than plywood.

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Just using solid hardwood would be more robust than plywood. Or, drill an oversized hole for an appropriate sleeve or bushing for the dowel size bit. Or, buy a doweling jig.








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Mitchman, one of the things I do to supplement my rather meager income is make jigs for local cabinet shops and fabricators. I use these: http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0305818&ucst=t
A little pricey, but they will outlast the drills, and on one occasion, even the owner. I press 'em into nylon of an appropriate thickness, and mild with registration tabs to insure repeat-ability.

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Mitchman, one of the things I do to supplement my rather meager income is make jigs for local cabinet shops and fabricators. I use these: http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0305818&ucst=t
A little pricey, but they will outlast the drills, and on one occasion, even the owner. I press 'em into nylon of an appropriate thickness, and mild with registration tabs to insure repeat-ability.
Those work very well. I've used similar ones in wood with no problems.








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