DIY Dowel Centers in 15 minutes

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I was inspired to make these simple dowel centers after I watched an excellent video by mirock’s woodshop: Brass Dowel Centers Without Lathe …

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  1. Максим Кузнецов said on February 5, 2017 6:48 am:

    Здравствуйте Михаил. Как такие свёрла называются?

  2. Jason J. Ayala P. said on February 5, 2017 7:04 am:

    I wonder if you could simply drill & nail a thin, flat piece of wood (from a bigger dowel?) onto half a dowel… Gonna try.

  3. Mirock's Woodshop said on February 5, 2017 7:09 am:

    Today is the dowel centers day! It is a challenge!) Great idea and implementation!

  4. Jorge Herrera said on February 5, 2017 7:19 am:

    Excellent craftsmanship in your projects and in this very useful tool.

  5. Эдуард Белецкий said on February 5, 2017 8:46 am:

    Доброго здоровья, Михаил! Я уже настолько привык к Вашим няшным полезностям….:) 🙂 что просто не смотря на ролик автоматом ставлю лайк. Спасибо, Михаил!

  6. PÓ DE MADEIRA NA GARAGEM said on February 5, 2017 9:03 am:

    Boa sacada.

  7. Александр ForestLamp said on February 5, 2017 9:12 am:

    COOL !

  8. Костантин Иванов said on February 5, 2017 9:23 am:

    Everything is simple and clear, thank you.

  9. Мастерская на балконе said on February 5, 2017 11:19 am:

    Great idea and implementation!

  10. Bob Gellenbeck said on February 5, 2017 11:52 am:

    Thanks for sharing

  11. Stephan Pöhnlein said on February 5, 2017 12:42 pm:

    Very clever!

  12. Eric D. said on February 5, 2017 1:09 pm:

    Excellent idea!
    Using the smaller plug cutter first without going through the wooden block and then switching to the biggest, would have kept everything centered, I believe… would’ve been easier also.
    Will certainly make some of these 🙂

  13. Lazaro Hernandez said on February 5, 2017 4:08 pm:

    Excelente video. Estoy pensando en la manera de hacer algunos. Me gustó el método que usaste. Gracias por compartir y un saludo cordial.

  14. Aldrin Ali Hamka said on February 6, 2017 7:28 am:

    Ogo.. Ti khitri, Bratan!


    Thanks. You solve my problem.

  15. André Melo - Oficina Pau de Garagem said on February 6, 2017 2:57 pm:

    Deserves a big like… Thanks to share

  16. Александр Алексеев said on February 7, 2017 12:13 pm:

    Здравствуйте. Подскажите, что за пробочные сверла на видео?

  17. WoodRodent said on February 7, 2017 2:42 pm:

    Clever idea. I need to try that.

  18. Hans de Groot said on February 8, 2017 11:07 am:

    Good project. Clearly explained. Thanks for sharing.
    But: what are that special drill bits you used? I’ve never seen that kind before? How are they called? Where to buy them?
    Only imperial measures or also metric? (the latter is much better for me)

  19. Chris Parker said on February 9, 2017 12:46 pm:

    Sexiest dowel centers I have ever seen.

  20. Sebastiaan Mollema said on February 27, 2017 5:20 pm:

    Hi man, Nicely made! When drilling the hole for the nails to glue in, was it centered ‘enough’ for tranferring the dowel positions?

    In other terms, was your marking and drilling tolerance sufficient for the dowel centers?