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Dead-on dowel joints

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Set the drilling depth
Bit with green tape on
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A self-centering doweling jig's
bushing helps determine the
correct drilling depth, which
we've marked with tape.

Set the drilling depth

Next set the drilling depth to half the length of your dowels plus 1/16" to allow for trapped glue. At that distance plus the length of the jig bushing, wrap tape around the bit, photo right.

Continued on page 6:  Jig for drilling ends and edges


Comments (2)
vdb5120gmailc wrote:

Yea, if you microwave the biscuits and add butter you have a good situation on your hands...

8/11/2015 10:57:25 AM Report Abuse
kathy hammen wrote:

Sometimes dowels can swell from moisture in the air. To use these slightly swelled pins, microwave them for about a minute. This trick works for biscuits as well.

8/6/2015 11:41:07 AM Report Abuse

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