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post #1 of 10 Old 05-27-2017, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Dowel Face Holes??

I have a project on the books where I would like to use dowels in an edge to face joint...

Wondering if anyone has some tips or information about how to get the face holes in the correct location. I have a self centering jig for the edge holes, but not 100% of the best way for the face holes.

My first thought was to use dowel centers, but some of these pieces are a bit cumbersome, and I was curious about other techniques / jigs to accomplish the same thing.
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26 bucks on amazon... looks good.. Will investigate further and report back.

https://www.amazon.com/Wolfcraft-375...ords=wolfcraft
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reviews of this product let me to this.. https://www.amazon.com/Milescraft-13...87R89KX4M0173Z
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I bought a old used Stanley dowel jig that works great..about $10. Just be sure to put alignment marks on the piece.. There's plenty of old Stanley's available on ebay if you're interested.
Someone actually bothered making a video on using it..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
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If you have a drill press you might set up a fence with a stop block. It also helps with doweling to use a brad point drill bit.
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Triton is now making a dual dowel drilling machine (much like a Domino or Biscuit machine but cheaper)

https://www.amazon.com/Triton-TDJ600...ton+dual+dowel

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Triton is now making a dual dowel drilling machine (much like a Domino or Biscuit machine but cheaper)

https://www.amazon.com/Triton-TDJ600...ton+dual+dowel

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What is the advantage of this over a biscuit plate or domino joiner?
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What is the advantage of this over a biscuit plate or domino joiner?
Dowels can be found more easily and at a lower price than biscuits or dominos. Pre-made fluted dowels or cut your own from 36" or 48" dowels at your local building supply or hardware store.
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dowels, to me, make a great alignment tool when joining panels and corners. I would love to own a domino, but the price.... I'm sure some day I'll have one, but it seems to me that if you just need a quick way to make sure panels line up exactly the way you want, you can't beat the quickness and price of simple dowels.
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