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Dowel Centres

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Description

Dowel Centres (aka Dowel Markers) are used accurately to mark the holes to be drilled for a Dowel Joint. They comprise a shank turned to suit the Dowel diameter and a point to mark the centre. When drilling for a Dowel Joint, holes are drilled on one half of the joint into which the Dowel Centres are inserted. The two parts of the joint are then brought together and the points mark the centres of where to drill on the second half.


Features and Applications

Dowel Centres are available commercially (usually in packs of 4 per dowel size) but they are readily machined by anyone with access to a Lathe. Turn the body from Brass for example, then drill to press-fit a pointed length of Hardened and Tempered Silver Steel ideally - although any suitably small diameter steel if only for occasional use.


DT Online Buyers' Guide
300mm (12 Professional Carpenters 6 Draper 64440 Marking Gauge TK9K® - Power Tool Accessories Wood Drills Dowel Centre Point Set 8 pce pieces 6mm - 12mm Chrome plated. For accurate alignment of drill holes when dowel-pinning joinery. Pack of 8 (2mm x 6mm, 2mm x 8mm, 2mm x 10mm and 2mm x 12mm). Faithfull DOWKIT6 6mm Dowel Kit Drill and Points Faithfull DOWKIT8 Dowel Kits Wolfcraft 4645000 Universal Dowel Kit Wolfcraft 4640000 Dowel Master - 6, 8 and 10 mm dowel pins
300mm (12") Moore and Wright Engineers Steel Rule Professional Carpenters 6" Hardwood Try Square WW008 Draper 64440 Marking Gauge TK9K® - Dowel Centre Point Set 8 pce pieces 6mm - 12mm Chrome plated. Faithfull DOWKIT6 6mm Dowel Kit Drill and Points Faithfull DOWKIT8 Dowel Kits Wolfcraft 4645000 Universal Dowel Kit Wolfcraft 4640000 Dowel Master - 6, 8 and 10 mm dowel pins