I have been using a small handheld doweling jig and can't get accurate
alignment with it
no matter what I do. It's close, and if the holes are reamed out an
extra 64th the results
are acceptable for what I'm doing, but there's always a joint or two
that's about a 16th
off. Could it just be an inferior tool, or maybe inherent in the
On 26 Mar 2006 19:12:50 -0800, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Handheld? Perhaps you are shaking. Get a Stanley jig, or anything
similar. I love my Stanley. Place the woods together, a few quick
pencil marks across the join where I want the dowels to go, and it
takes little time once the jig is set up. Hold the wood in a vice
Could the bushing be worn?
I use a DeWalt drill bit with that little pilot bit in the end. I find that
gives me the least lateral stress on the guide bushing. A 32nd one way plus a
32nd the other way.. there's your 16th. Not hard to do if you're a bit heavy
I use a Stanley #59... never found one I like better.
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