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Woodworking Forum => Woodworking Forum => Topic started by: coolford on October 02, 2019, 01:50:16 PM

Title: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: coolford on October 02, 2019, 01:50:16 PM
Bought a box lot at auction last Saturday, knew this jig was in the box, but was after a Diamond Calk Horseshoe wrench, an early one, drop forged tool steel.  Was not until I got home that I found how nice the dowel jig was, and complete.  Here it is-----
Title: Re: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: Northwoods on October 02, 2019, 02:33:09 PM
That's a good get.
Title: Re: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: Jim C. on October 02, 2019, 03:50:06 PM
Wow coolford!  That is a great find.  Those Stanley dowel jigs are accurate if used correctly.  Nice!

Jim C.
Title: Re: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: lptools on October 02, 2019, 04:18:04 PM
Hello, Coolford. Good score!!!! I've always liked the metal corner boxes. Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: gibsontool on October 02, 2019, 04:54:49 PM
Very nice find. Like Jim C said they are a good accurate tool.
Title: Re: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: Bill Houghton on October 02, 2019, 06:47:19 PM
Doweling is somewhat out of favor, but it's a useful procedure, and those are handy little jigs.
Title: Re: Stanley Dowel Jig No.59
Post by: Jim C. on October 03, 2019, 04:47:41 AM
Doweling is somewhat out of favor, but it's a useful procedure, and those are handy little jigs.

I think you’re right about that, Bill.  It seems like biscuit joiners and Kreg jigs sort of replaced doweling.  I’ll admit that once I finally bought a biscuit joiner, using dowels to make some connections, particularly on edge joints, was pretty much over.  I still use dowels to add some decorative detail and strength to other joints like rabbets occasionally. 

Jim C.