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Workshop Tip: Use Dowel Jig to Mark True Center on any Board

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Most boards end up at nonstandard thicknesses, making it a challenge to find and mark their true center for various tasks. I found the perfect solution in my dowel jig, which comes with a variety of inserts for various drill bits, including one that fits my mechanical pencil snugly. I adjust the jig to hug the board with no slop, but not so tight that it won’t slide. Then I put the pencil in the hole, press down, and move the jig along the edge.

—Jerry Darsie, Leominster, Mass.

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Published at Tue, 22 May 2018 14:06:25 +0000