Sunday, July 18, 2010
The doweled joint was one of James Krenov's favorites for his small cabinets, and unless you have a horizontal borer like the ShopSmith, the next best way is using a common doweling jig. This is one I've used for over 30 years. The next step shown below is done on the drill press to make sure that the holes are drilled vertical and that I don't drill through to the other side of the stock. The fence on the drill press is used to assure alignment for each hole. If I were doing a number of cabinets of the same size with the same technique, I would use stop blocks on the drill press fence so the operation would require less attention. Very accurate drilling is required.