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UNIVERSAL CROSS DOWEL JIG

Build Clever Furniture Designed to Move and Store

 

Design and build quality furniture that assembles in minutes with Woodpeckers new Universal Cross Dowel Jig. A “cross dowel” is a handy piece of hardware with standard threads cut across a standard dimension steel dowel. Drill two intersecting holes in one piece of stock and a matching hole in its mating piece and you have a joint with incredible mechanical strength that can be disassembled and reassembled countless times. The perfect joint for knock-down furniture and shop projects.

K-D, not RTA. The stuff you get at the big box stores is known as “ R eady T o A ssemble”, leaving out the fact that once assembled it is virtually impossible to take it apart and get it back together again. The hardware's not designed for disassembly and the most common material won't take much handling before it starts turning back into “particles”. But, cross dowel joinery is different. Cross dowel joints can be taken apart and put back together hundreds of times without any loss of strength. As an example, I have a workbench I use for trade show displays that has been set up and torn down at least 400 times over the last 20 years…completely built with cross dowels.

The trick in cross dowel joinery is getting the hole for the cross dowel exactly centered with the bolt hole. That's where Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig comes in. By wrapping around your workpiece, you have stainless steel guide bushings on the end and the side at the same time, and they're on exactly the same centerline. The end guide bushing directs your drill bit perfectly straight for the bolt hole and the side guide bushing does the same for the cross dowel insertion hole.

Our product development staff worked hard to put the “Universal” into the Universal Cross Dowel Jig. It accommodates all the cross dowel sizes on the market, from tiny 10-24's up to the massive 3/8”-16tpi versions made for workbench leg stretchers. The cross dowel position can be adjusted from 7/8” up to 2-7/8” from the end of the board. The bolt hole can be centered on stock from ¾” up to 1-3/4” thick.

The hole for the cross dowel can even be drilled blind, hiding the cross dowel on the inside of the project, or drill a hole all the way through and use the cross dowel as an accent. In fact another new product is our stainless steel cross dowels with a slightly domed head to add some style to your project. As you can tell, the design possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

The Universal Cross Dowel Jig Deluxe Kit comes with guide bushings for clearance of 10-24, 1/4-20, 5/16-18, and 3/8-16 threaded bolts as well as guide bushings for clearance of the matching cross dowels. Scales for locating the bushings are calibrated in both Imperial and Metric measurements. Indicators are laser-cut into the stainless steel locating washers, making it easy to position the jig on your centerline and hit your measurements accurately.  All of this is packed into a nice foam-fitted case for safe storage.

The Universal Cross Dowel Jig Basic Kit comes with everything stated above, but only includes guide bushings to accommodate the more common 10-24 and 1/4-20 threaded bolts and matching cross dowels.  We sell the remaining bushings separately if you choose to upgrade your system later down the road.

We offer a full line of drill bits, cross dowels and connector bolts for use on your next project! Click the images below to take you to any of the before mentioned items including our own Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowels that we make in house!

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Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowels


10-24 Thread – 3/4" Length 10mm Diameter


1/4-20 Thread - 3/4" Length – 10mm Diameter


3/8-16 Thread - 1" Length – 5/8” Diameter


3/8-16 Thread – 1.5" Length – 5/8” Diameter


5/16-18 Thread - 3/4" Length – 12mm Diameter

 

 


   
Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig Deluxe Kit
Sold out of initial production run. Expected ship date 9/21.

$179.99 $169.99 Sale!
UCDJ

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Woodpeckers Universal Cross Dowel Jig Basic Kit
Sold out of initial production run. Expected ship date 9/21.

$109.99 $99.99 Sale!
UCDJ14

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.344 Drill Guide Bushing For 5/16-18 Bolts
$12.99
UCDJ-DB-344

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.406 Drill Guide Bushing For 3/8-16 Bolts
$13.99
UCDJ-DB-406

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12mm Drill Guide Bushing For 5/16-18 Cross Dowels
$21.99
UCDJ-DB-12

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16mm Drill Guide Bushing For 3/8-16 Cross Dowels
$24.99
UCDJ-DB-16

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Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowel 1/4-20 Thread - 3/4" Length – 10mm Diameter
$2.99
SSCD1420

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Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowel 10-24 Thread – 3/4" Length – 10mm Diameter
$2.99
SSCD1024

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Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowel 3/8-16 Thread - 1" Length – 5/8” Diameter
$3.99
SSCD38161

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Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowel 3/8-16 Thread – 1.5" Length – 5/8” Diameter
$4.25
SSCD3816112

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Domed Stainless Steel Cross Dowel 5/16-18 Thread - 3/4" Length – 12mm Diameter
$3.49
SSCD516

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Fisch 10mm Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 5-1/4” Overall Length
$4.99
FSF-004097


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Fisch 11/32 Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 4-7/8” Overall Length
$5.99
FSF-327790


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Fisch 12mm Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 5-15/16” Overall Length
$5.99
FSF-004127


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Fisch 13/32" Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 6” Overall Length
$19.99
FSF-283928


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Fisch 3/8 Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 5-1/8” Overall Length
$6.49
FSF-003908


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Fisch 5/8" Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 7-3/32” Overall Length
$10.99
FSF-327813


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Fisch 7/32 Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 3-3/4” Overall Length
$4.99
FSF-327776


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Fisch 9/32 Brad Point Drill Bit 3/8” Shank. 4-1/4” Overall Length
$5.49
FSF-327783


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Fuller 13/32" Brad Point Drill Bit - Long 3/8” Shank. 7-1/8” Overall Length
$39.99
FU-25200406


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Connector Bolt – Black Oxide – 8 pack 1/4-20 x 1-31/32
$4.99
JCB142050-BO

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Connector Bolt – Black Oxide – 8 pack 1/4-20 x 2-3/4
$5.49
JCB142070-BO

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Connector Bolt – Black Oxide – 8 pack 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
$6.99
JCB561870-BO

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Connector Bolt – Black Oxide – 8 pack 5/16-18 x 3-15/16
$7.49
JCB5618100-BO

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Connector Bolt – Bronze – 8 pack 1/4-20 x 1-31/32
$4.99
JCB142050-BZ

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Connector Bolt – Bronze – 8 pack 1/4-20 x 2-3/4
$5.49
JCB142070-BZ

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Connector Bolt – Bronze – 8 pack 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
$6.99
JCB561870-BZ

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Connector Bolt – Bronze – 8 pack 5/16-18 x 3-15/16
$7.49
JCB5618100-BZ

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Connector Bolt – Nickle – 8 pack 1/4-20 x 1-31/32
$4.99
JCB142050-NI

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Connector Bolt – Nickle – 8 pack 1/4-20 x 2-3/4
$5.49
JCB142070-NI

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iconcrossdowel13cd030 Steel Cross Dowel 1/4-20 x 1-3/16 Length (8 pack)
$4.49
13-CD030
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iconcrossdowel13cd020 Steel Cross Dowel 1/4-20 x 5/8 Length (8 pack)
Will ship after 9/28/18.

$3.33
13-CD020
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iconcrossdowel13cd010 Steel Cross Dowel 10-24 x1/2 Length (8- pack)
$3.29
13-CD010
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iconcrossdowel13cd050 Steel Cross Dowel 3/8-16 x 1 Length (8 pack)
$14.39
13-CD050
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iconcrossdowel13cd060 Steel Cross Dowel 5/16-18 x 3/4 Length (8 pack)
$6.99
13-CD060
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iconcrossdowel13cd070 Steel Cross Dowel 5/16-18 x 5/8 Length (8 pack)
$6.99
13-CD070
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