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Beautify and strengthen mitered joints using hardwood dowels and other materials!

Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig

Item #
59517
Rating:
96% of 100
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Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig

Our Corner Key Doweling Jig lets you join mitered corners by running dowels through the joint at 45°. The exposed oval dowel ends result in a unique decorative effect, and the dowels serve to strengthen the joint, much like splines. You can use solid wood dowels in a contrasting species, non-ferrous metal tubes, a combination of both, or even tie the joint together with leather laces. More advanced decorative effects can be achieved by double-drilling to create dowels with a multi-layered core. The jig makes the angled drilling accurate and easy. No other product on the market offers the same functionality, repeatability and convenience. Extended length bits are required.


Features:

  • Creates beautiful, decorative mitered joints, and also strengthen mitered corners on boxes, drawers and more
  • Once set, the jig can be easily moved and re-clamped to drill the next hole (clamps sold separately)
  • Precisely molded reference lines and clear alignment window for fast, accurate setups
  • Includes 1/8'', 1/4'' and 3/8'' drill guide assemblies.
(1) Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig
(1) 1/8'' guide
(1) 1/4'' guide
(1) 3/8'' guide
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number
Weight 1.4000
Tech Spec
  • Jig Material: Polymer
  • Drill Guide Material: Steel
  • Drill Guide Sizes: 1/8'', 1/4'', 3/8''
  • Recommended Drill Bit Length: 6''
Technical Documents Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig Instructions
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Easy to use. Make a practice box!!!
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January 8, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I haven't received it yet.
January 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Good quality and well made.
Works great! First try out of the box was a success! This will add some additional character to my custom boxes!
December 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fun to use -- it is a great guide.
I have used the Rockler Corner Key Dowel Jig on two jewelry boxes and one urn. The guide is very helpful. It is important to take care with the backup board and to use sharp drill bits to avoid breakout. I am very pleased with the results.
A cherry jewelry box with corner dowel accents.
A cherry jewelry box with corner dowel accents.
December 17, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
wanted to dress up my boxes more
December 17, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use and works well. Adds nice interest and style to a project.
December 16, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works well
It is suggested that you do some testing before you use this on a project. I am glad I did, my first try was not good because i did not set the depth carefully enough. I also used the .625 setting on the .5 in material and it worked well. Don't skip on the clamping either, a little extra care and I was off and running. Look forward to trying some other ideas with this jig.
December 1, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great jig
Easy to use and set up, just wish it would do 1/2" and 3/4" dowels.
November 28, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Nice jig, would be nicer if you could do bigger dowels, and your bits for the jig are over priced. I've found better high temp bits set of 9 on line for a cheaper price, guaranteed for life
January 8, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Corner key...
Easy to use & does exactly what it is supposed to do - perhaps the alignment marks could be a bit larger for those whose vision is not what it used to be - but that is a very minor issue.
Overall, typical Rockler excellence.
November 29, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Decorate and strengthen corners of urns and baptism gift boxes
Ronald H on Feb 20, 2019
Have had good luck with other Rockler jig and this one does exactly what I need
John M on Feb 13, 2019
Decorate and strengthen corners of urns and baptism gift boxes
Ronald H on Feb 20, 2019
New tool. I want to try it out.
DAVID W on Feb 15, 2019
Have had good luck with other Rockler jig and this one does exactly what I need
John M on Feb 13, 2019
This is a new way to make mitered corners stronger.
John L on Feb 9, 2019
give it a try
will f on Feb 7, 2019
Want to add a little style to my box projects.
Jerry W on Feb 4, 2019
I'm always looking for new stuff
Paul B on Feb 4, 2019
Very cool design
Scott P on Feb 3, 2019
I absolutely love the contrasting looks from the fall catalog, and can't wait to recreate them in my own pieces!
Remy L on Feb 3, 2019
Creative, innovative idea, worth a try.
Hank W on Feb 3, 2019
Been wanting this to add a unique look to boxes
Timothy V on Jan 23, 2019
Husbands birthday
Desiree V on Jan 22, 2019
sale price
JOSE E on Jan 21, 2019
To strengthen corners of thinner wood tissue box covers
John K on Jan 16, 2019
A different way to finish and anchor corner to projects I am and will be making.
Dennis H on Jan 12, 2019
My wife thought that the finished product looked cute.
Robert T on Jan 11, 2019
Looked like an interesting option for finishing corners
FRANK R on Jan 11, 2019
I liked the pictures shown and would like to use this on some boxes I plan to build.
Jerry on Jan 10, 2019
For table top corners, and picture frames.
Jeff Warner on Jan 5, 2019
Needed it for better corner assembly.
Woody on Jan 3, 2019
Looks great for boxes.
Tom W on Jan 1, 2019
Can’t get it locally.
Rvthereyet on Jan 1, 2019
Birthday gift for the hubby.
Christina F on Dec 31, 2018
Build jewelry boxes
Ron B on Dec 31, 2018
It looks like a good Idea
Rick R on Dec 30, 2018
Tired of splines, looks like it will work fine
Bruce D on Dec 28, 2018
Looks like a neat way to fasten miter joints.
Cordell W on Dec 27, 2018
Looks like another innovative way to join 90 degree joints.
Louis F on Dec 24, 2018
Adds variety to small boxes.
Joe M on Dec 23, 2018
Looks good for my boxes
Ken R on Dec 22, 2018
I like the way it makes the corner of boxes look.
Mike on Dec 20, 2018
Will use this to strengthen my picture frame corners with a decorative touch
Monte M on Dec 20, 2018
This looks to be a simple way to add beauty and strength to the crafts that my wife has requested I make for her.
Brad M on Dec 20, 2018
my husband wanted it
JAMES M on Dec 15, 2018
Easy way to add strength and beauty to joints
Mark H on Dec 15, 2018
requested by family member for Christmas gift. On sale also.
Carol C on Dec 14, 2018
Would make the job easier and faster
Debra A on Dec 14, 2018
gift for father
Michael F on Dec 14, 2018
Looks like a good item to have
dale maznick A on Dec 12, 2018
I like to use miterd corners and l think this should help make them stronger.
Steven O on Dec 11, 2018
I hope to make stronger miter joints. Also add some class to my work. It should be fun to use.
Francis S on Dec 10, 2018
A quality way to strengthen miter joints.
J L on Dec 9, 2018
wood working projects, like boxes, fancy corners too.
Emma C on Dec 9, 2018
Just saw it advertised , most of the joints I use are 45 degrees. Thought this would help make these joints a little stronger.
John T on Dec 9, 2018
Want to make different type boxes with dowel corners, for my wife and daughters.
Raul C on Dec 9, 2018
I think it is an ingenious idea, easy to use and adds a nice touch to plain project, besides the price it right, "come on down" !!!
Tafi on Dec 9, 2018
Christmas present for the man who has everything (except this, I hope).
Michael A on Dec 9, 2018
Easy and unique way to decoratively reinforce miter joints
JOHN L on Dec 9, 2018
This will work Excellent for some of the boxes I make on my CNC Machine as it will help support the corners when assembled
Slater T on Dec 9, 2018
i want it
Robert D on Dec 9, 2018
New tool. I want to try it out.
DAVID W on Feb 15, 2019
This is a new way to make mitered corners stronger.
John L on Feb 9, 2019
Does it also make straight dowel holes?
Ole N on Oct 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This jig is designed to help drill angular dowel holes in box corners.
Does the doweling jig kit comes with a case, I noticed the Doweling Jig w/out drill bits has a case?
Rick H on Nov 21, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: No case other than the original hard cardboard package. The cardboard is formed to fit the peices within the box, but it is not a plastic case.
Do you need to use 6” drill bits or can you use regular bits?
Janis M on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Look at Figure 9 of the instructions that come with this item. It gives a good idea of the length you will be drilling. I would estimate a drill bit at least 5” long for 3/4” thick pieces is required. If the pieces are very thin, like 1/4” or 3/8” you could use a shorter bit - such as 4 1/2”.
I make gift boxes. Seldom are the sides greater than 3/8” thick. Usually a bit less. Will it work?
Lynn D on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I haven't used it yet - haven't had time. But it does include bushings/alignment settings for thinner stock. I intend to use it on 3/8 box sides.
Can the jig handle corners that are not 90 degrees? Like a 45 degree angle on a flag case?
Ken K on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. It is designed to accomodate only 90 degree corners. You wd have to make another drill bit guide then the metal one included. That is what I received in the box.
Are all 4 corners glued up and allowed to dry and then drilled for the dowels or are they drilled for the dowels and then glued up?
Dick H on Jan 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All 4 corners are allowed to dry first. Then drill for the dowels. Please let me know how it works for you. Definitely try on scrap wood first. I had trouble getting it to drill straight.
When you have more rockler corner key doweling jig the item# 59517 ?
Duc T on Dec 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, but I don't understand the question. I am very satisfied with the Rockler Corner Key Doweling Jig. I have completed two jewelry boxes and one urn with it.
Several people intended this for reinforcing picture frames. I'd like it for the same reason, but it looks to me like that would be tough to clamp and neatly accomplish the goal. Have any of you jig owners tried this and how did it go for reinforcing mitered picture frame corners?
SPENCE B on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As the images show it is possible to clamp both sides of the corner. For a picture frame this would work if the outside edges are flat and both sides clamped. Also make sure your backer being used in the jig is new and solid wood... ply tends to fray out with repeated use.
What wood thickness can it be used on? 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 1” or greater?
John L on Dec 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All of the above. But I ha$ trouble centering the jig. Bsometimes it would not drill where I wanted to go. Sometimes it works ok. Just practice on scrap first
Will the corner jig als work on butt joints?
Jack H on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it only works on miter joints.
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