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Dowels at 45 degrees??

frostman's picture

I need to attach table legs to a mitered apron with dowels at a 45 degree angle. I have a General Tools #840 Dowling Jig (which I have never used until now!). However, the jig only allows for the dowel holes to be drilled at 90 degrees to the face of the leg. I want to drill them at 45 degrees. Is there any recommended shopmade jig or other method to drill the hole at 45 degrees into the face of a board??


roc's picture

Oh sure . . . (post #170729, reply #1 of 2)


Go here

page down to "Use A Shop Made Jig For Angled Holes"

Good 'O Ernie to the rescue once again !


Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln ( 54° shaves )

RalphBarker's picture

Angles (post #170729, reply #2 of 2)

As shown in the link Roc posted, it's easy to make your own by drilling a guide hole in a piece of hardwood, and then cut the end to the desired angle.

Among commercially-made jigs, DowelMax is supposed to allow drilling at various angles. But, I can't find listings for the accessory support plates that provide those angles. Contacting the manufacturer might solve that mystery.  It's a pricey jig, though.