Piece

FIG. 1: MAKING THE DRILLING JIG

FIG. 2: USING THE JIG

Dowels are drilled in pairs, sandwiched between jig blocks.

Using an alignment block. I he dowers centered notch fits over the alignment block to ensure a right-angled offset notch.

\ Making alignment blocks. Use a shop-

j made mitering jig to saw these tiny, V-

i shaped dowel sections. Use an offcut

I to orient the dowel for the second cut.

This jig aligns two dowels at a time. Make the V-block as a single piece. (See Cutting the V-Grooves, below.) Then cut it into top and bottom blocks. Glue in the stops, make the spacer discs and alignment blocks, and set up your drill press as in the photo opposite. prill 3/4-dia. hole i in exact center. ./

Make equal to diameter of dowel stock.

block

Saw V-grooves on tablesaw.

Glue stop into bottom block.

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