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bbain

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CAn I ask questions about the new jig here?
« on: May 30, 2017, 01:22:56 PM »
Just saw the new dowel jig, looks good so far.  Can it be configured to do dowel holes in a panel, like if I wanted to dowel shelves together for a bookcase?

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Re: CAn I ask questions about the new jig here?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 10:01:42 AM »
If you wanted to drill hole into the center of a panel you'd need to remove the template and clamp it directly to the panel.  Absolutely doable but you may want to wait for me to update the page on using the drill bushing with templates you create yourself.  I should get that up on the site in the next week or so.

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Re: CAn I ask questions about the new jig here?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 05:45:44 PM »
Awesome.  I currently have one of the not so self centering dowel jigs you describe, and would love to get something more versatile.  Once you post more info if it ticks all the boxes I am looking for I will hopefully place an order.  I am guessing there will be a bit of a shipping charge to ship to Canada.

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Re: CAn I ask questions about the new jig here?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 08:08:40 AM »
I've just now updated the page again with how DIY templates work, so check that out.

For shipping I've been doing padded envelopes via USPS, is there a way to do that to Canada that doesn't add a bunch of shipping?

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Re: CAn I ask questions about the new jig here?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 12:01:07 PM »
usps is the best way to ship to Canada, at least from our perspective.  Shipping with ups or fedex usually results in hideous brokerage fees (more than the cost of the item purchased)
 You may have to fill out some customs forms, but where it is such a low value item, you may get away without too much paperwork.

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Re: CAn I ask questions about the new jig here?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 03:22:41 PM »
I think we put $2.70 of postage for shipping USPS in the US.

Something like eight ounces.

I'll have my wife figure out how much to Canada, if it is only a buck or two more I can absorb that.