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Buyer's guide to doweling jigs. What they do, how they work, and what they cost. 10 models compared. Includes doweling tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.4#3) pg. 32

Slotted dowels are used when dry fitting a project.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 10

Simple dowel dryer to shrink dowels slightly before using them.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1989 (v.5#5) pg. 10

Using epoxy injection to fabricate a plastic dowel-joint pin in place without having to open up the joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 12

Use ordinary pliers to flute small dowels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 10

Improved tightening handle for the "Dowel-It" dowelling jig.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 18

How to safely cut a groove in a dowel or saw a flat on one side.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 12

Designing solid-wood case joints or corner joints. Detailed look at (1) transom corner joint, (2) through corner joint and (3) overlapped corner joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 38

Simple jig for cutting grooves in dowels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 34

Quick way to trim dowels or wooden keys flush with a surface using a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 34

Tip on grooving dowel pins using a drill press chuck.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 24

Four ways to accurately locate holes for dowels when working on irregularly-shaped objects.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1986 (v.9#6) pg. 70

Simple dowelling jig made from wood is customized for the dowel size and wood thickness being used.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 8

The dowel joint. How to make a simpler alternative to the mortise and tenon.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1994 (v.17#4) pg. 8

Simple jig to cut a glue-relief channel in the side of a dowel pin.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 6

Jig for converting your lathe into a horizontal boring machine for making accurate dowel joint holes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1995 (v.18#4) pg. 19

Tip on resizing (shrinking) oversize dowels in an oven or microwave.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 9

The Selbermachen dowel system for building furniture. Square parts are connected by dowels, then secured by locking dowel pins. No glue, screws or nails.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 11

You can be a doweling whiz. Build this jig for a radial arm saw. It lets you make perfect dowel joints with minimum effort and maximum efficiency.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 126

Basic woodworking joints. Butt, rabbet, dado, dowel, and drawbolt joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 96

How to join wood with dowels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 6

Tip tells how to test the fit of dowel joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 24

Tip shows how to insert a dowel in a joint to precisely the right depth, leaving a small gap to allow for expansion and contraction.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 26

Simple accurate dowel jig, fashioned from scrap wood, is custom fitted to the project being worked on.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 16

Score your own dowel pins using a coarse rasp.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 18

Tip on shrinking tight dowel pins in a microwave oven.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #353 Nov-Dec 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 14

Tip describes how to get the right amount of glue into a dowel hole.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 16

Tip shows how to make fluted dowel pins from dowel rod.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #374 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.47#1) pg. 24

How to drill accurate dowel holes in long board ends using a drill press.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 86

Tip: Use a spring-loaded dowel when trying to dowel a rail in place between two fixed posts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 14

Doweling. The whole secret is absolute accuracy. How to make doweling jigs from wood that allow you to make perfect dowel holes in the wood pieces you want to join.
FINE WOODWORKING #7 Summer 1977 pg. 46

The dowel joint. Why round tenons fall out of round holes. Includes tips on making better dowel joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 68

Make a T-jig, used in doweling edge joints to assure alignment of dowel pins and holes.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 15

Tip: Modify a squeeze bottle to apply glue to dowels without it dripping off and getting on your hands.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 11

Tip: How to apply just the right amount of glue to a socket when assembling doweled joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 16

Doweling jigs. A test of nine different commercially made doweling jigs.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 48
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 6

Triangular sensibility. Intuitive geometry makes strong designs. How common materials (dowels, nuts, bolts, rattan) can be combined to make strong but lightweight furniture. Includes several jigs and ideas for working with dowels.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 37

Shop-built doweling machine (horizontal boring machine). Est. cost: $260.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 12

Use a hidden floating-dowel joint to attach a solid-wood tabletop to its apron. This joint allows the top to expand and contract without any chance of cracking.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 8

Simple steel guide for doweling the joint between a rail and stile on cabinet fronts.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 8

Disposable (wooden) doweling jig for use when joining face frames.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 8

Tip: Suggested drilling order when doweling with dowel points.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 8

Carcase doweling requires accuracy and patience. Doweling allows delicate shaping that wouldn't be practical with other corner joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 69

Dowel-center marker will speed up the layout process by marking the mating holes simultaneously.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 14

Tip on grooving your own dowels using a chisel and a block of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 20

Dowel joinery. How to install dowel pins with grooves pressed into their surface in order to improve the strength and efficiency of typical dowel joints. Includes tips on assembling a cabinet using dowel joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 64

Simple jig and steel screws are used to cut glue-relief grooves in the sides of dowel pins.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 16

Tip on compressing and burnishing short wooden dowels to make them perfectly sized.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 20

Tip on removing a broken dowel without damaging the original hole.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 22

Tip on shrinking dowel pins using a hot oven.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 20

Simple jig for use when cutting glue-relief slots in dowel pins using a band saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 20

Doweling techniques and a doweling jig.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 76

Edge-joining narrow boards using dowels.
HOME MECHANIX #687 Jul 1985 (v.81) pg. 20

Edge-joining with dowels.
HOME MECHANIX #715 Nov 1987 (v.83) pg. 20

Basic carpentry. Part 16. Glued joints that stay together. Basic wood joints are described and illustrated.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 39

Shop test of the System Zenses, a series of jigs and rotary cutters powered by an electric drill. Does dowelling, rabbets, dovetails and other cabinet joints.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #524 Jan 1972 (v.68) pg. 101

The ABCs of doweling. A summary of basic design rules and construction techniques for dowel joints.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #537 Feb 1973 (v.69) pg. 98

Tips on locating dowel holes when edge-joining boards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #669 Feb 1984 (v.80) pg. 6
Added Info MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #674 Jun 1984 (v.80) pg. 8

Tip: How to mark dowel holes when edge joining boards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 150

How to make professional-fitting dowel joints. Five jigs that make doweling easier are shown.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 114

Twenty eight ways to make strong wood joints. Includes the following styles of joints: lap, tenon, dowel, butt, dovetail, glue-block, splined, rabbet, and cogged. Several versions of each may be illustrated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 130

Tip: How to join a dowel to a board using a wood screw with the head cut off so that the screw does not go through the board, and is therefore, "invisible".
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 80

Drill press jig will enable you to accurately drill dowel holes perpendicular to the face of a 45-degree miter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 119

How to master fine wood joinery. Part 2. Dowel joints and lap joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 108

Workshop minicourse. Joining with dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1983 (v.159#4) pg. 112

Workshop minicourse. More about dowels. Using a doweling jig.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 110

Workshop minicourse. More about dowel joinery.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1983 (v.159#6) pg. 83

Dowel joints. How to make a wide variety of strong, dowel-reinforced wood joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1986 (v.163#10) pg. 94

Build this stand-alone doweling jig. A wooden table with miter gauge slots plus a 1/4 to 1/2 hp motor with drill chuck attached to arbor makes up this boring machine. Motor is stationary and work is fed into the bit using the miter gauge. Motor adjusts up or down on a screw for centering of the hole.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 200

A look at the fine art of dowel joinery.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1979 (v.215#4) pg. 135

How to build a doweling jig.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1979 (v.215#4) pg. 148

How to dowel almost anything. Looks at using both homemade and commercial jigs to locate dowel holes.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1986 (v.228#5) pg. 103

Dowel joinery. Making a frame joint, butt joint, and edge joint using dowel reinforcement.
SHOPNOTES #23 Sep 1995 (v.4) pg. 22

How to edge-join boards. How to prepare the boards, cut the spline joint, drill a dowel joint, clamp the stock, and prepare the stock for finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 37

Tip: Use electrical tape to "enlarge" dowel centers to fit odd-sized holes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 22

Tip: Using BBs to precisely locate dowel holes in matching pieces that have unusual shapes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 18

A simple jig for grooving dowels with your band saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 16
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 16

Tip: Shrink dowel pins before inserting by heating in microwave oven.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 18

Tip recommends modifying dowels so they won't seize in the holes during dry-assembly.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 15

How to make accurate and long-lasting dowel joints.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 30

Tip on using pieces of all-thread rod and epoxy as a substitute for dowels and glue.
WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 14

How to drill several pairs of parallel dowel holes into a curved backrest top.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 30

Dealing with dowel joints. How to make old ones as good as new.
WOOD MAGAZINE #108 Oct 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 110

Surefire tactics for taking a dowel joint apart, a technique often needed when repairing wobbly chairs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 24

Tip on using bamboo skewers to pin loose mortise-and-tenon joints on antique furniture.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 31

Dependable dowel joints. With simple dowels and glue, you can bond wood on the cheap.
WOOD MAGAZINE #143 Sep 2002 (v.19#5) pg. 24

The case for simple edge-gluing. A comparison of the plain edge-join and edge-joins reinforced with dowels, splines, or tongues.
WOODENBOAT #59 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 93

Tip: Make a simple wooden jig to assist you in drilling holes in the end of a narrow piece of wood (as required when butt joining using dowel pins.)
WOODSMITH #1 Jan 1979 pg. 6

A comparison of the dowel joint with other types of joints (spline, mortise-and-tenon, etc.) and the advantages of each.
WOODSMITH #24 Nov 1982 pg. 23

Tip on keeping dowel centers from falling out of the holes.
WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 3

Table saw jig for grooving or scoring long dowels to provide room for the glue.
WOODWORK #8 Winter 1990 pg. 18

Dowel jigs. An old alternative is still cheap and effective. A user test of 9 different doweling jigs and tips on selecting one that fits your needs.
WOODWORK #8 Winter 1990 pg. 43

Band saw jig for cutting glue grooves in smooth dowels.
WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 20

The Record Dowelling Jig #148. What it is and how to use it. Includes plans for a storage rack for all of the parts of the jig. Also includes plans for bookshelves made from veneered chipboard and jointed entirely by doweled joints made by using the Record dowelling jig.
WOODWORKER #1022 Jan 1979 (v.83) pg. 24 (+4)

Tips and accessories for using the Dowelmaster doweling jig to drill accurate holes in particle board (Contiplas) when building the carcase for a wardrobe.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 329

Doweling. Helpful hints for making doweled joints.
WOODWORKER #1036 Mar 1980 (v.84) pg. 176

Make a simple drilling jig for accurate doweling.
WOODWORKER #1078 Sep 1983 (v.87) pg. 561

Dowelling jig which is made up for the size and thickness of the job in hand. It is easy and accurate to use, can be applied to any size of work, and can be altered for drilling angled holes.
WOODWORKER #1112 Jul 1986 (v.90#7) pg. 581

Economical and accurate drilling engine for dowels. Build this horizontal drill press (dowel jointer) from wood and a small electric motor.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 222

Dowelling jig is designed to be used with any plunge router to which drilling bushes (bushings) can be added.
WOODWORKER Aug 1987 (v.91#8) pg. 695

Modified butt joint is reinforced with a dowel and the dowel is concealed with a patch made from the wood being joined.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 324

Reversible routing template for plunge-routing dowel holes.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 612

Tip on drilling dowel holes using a plunge router.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 441

Tip on using threaded steel rod to make very strong dowel joints.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 163

T-shaped dowelling jig for corner joints, T joints or edge joints.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 676

A portable drill (equipped with a depth stop) can drill dowel holes in the edge of a board with this simple jig.
WOODWORKER May 1994 (v.98#5) pg. 19

Get more from your lathe with simple jigs. Part 2. A lathe powered dowelling machine (jig for drilling dowel holes).
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 79

Simple dowelling jig made from wood is customized for the project at hand.
WOODWORKER Oct 1995 (v.99#10) pg. 86

Miter joints. How to measure, cut, fit, and assemble both splined and doweled miter joints.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 2

The beginning woodworker. Doweling details.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1980 (v.4#1) pg. 3

Tip: How to make your own set of dowel center markers.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 15

The beginning woodworker. Doweling details.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 22
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 6

Tips on removing broken dowels from their holes when repairing furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 6

Make your own dowel center marker from a nail, washer, and piece of dowel.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 50

Jig for cutting a glue-relief slot into dowel stock using a pointed screw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 66

Jig for cutting glue-relief flutes (grooves) in dowel pins using a band saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 10

Tip on pulling out dowels broken below the surface when repairing furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.18#6) pg. 14

Jig for accurately drilling the multiple dowel holes needed to attach the three feet (legs) to a pedestal-style table.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #14 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 57

Jig for fitting dowels to a table framework. Used to position and drill the matching dowel holes in aprons and legs.

Tricks of doweling.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 58

How to correctly construct a dowel joint.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 92

Shop-built doweling jig is made from sheet steel.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1987 (v.43#5) pg. 16

Tip on press-fitting dowels using a bar clamp to avoid damaging the work piece.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1990 (v.46#3) pg. 20

Tip on using bamboo skewers as small dowels to reinforce woodwork.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 19

Tip on cutting spiral grooves into dowel stock using a scroll saw and this simple jig.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 21

Tip on using a bench grinder to sand off the ends of reinforcing dowels in picture frames.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 24