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Simple Dowel Drilling


I needed a way to hold dowels steady so that I could drill pilot holes in them. After a little head scratching, I cut a V-notch in a small piece of 2x4. I clamped a second piece of 2x4 against the dowel as a brace.

--Larry Peters



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AndyGump wrote re: Simple Dowel Drilling
on 07-16-2009 8:01 PM

For a little more permnat set up to hole round stock, cut a series of "V" notches in a strip of hardwood, make mate with different size "V"'s, that aline with each other.  Fasten the strips with the "V"'s to wooden hand screw clamp w/screws or thur bolts w/flat heads. Screw clamp can still be used w/out removing the "V" notch strip, just loses a little opening capacity. Install with the small "V'''s at the end, clamp will have more face for gripping & by having the big stock near the lead screw, can put more pressure on the larger round stock.  

AndyGump wrote re: Simple Dowel Drilling
on 07-16-2009 8:03 PM

Correct the word "hole" to read "hold"



Antonio Jose wrote re: Simple Dowel Drilling
on 03-02-2010 7:49 AM

i agree