Looking for something – don’t know if it exists, so before I make my own, want to see if there is something out there.
I specialize in making doors. All of my doors have mortise and tenon joints between the rails and stiles. Before I remove the clamps after gluing, I reinforce the tenons with 2-3 pegs depending on size of the rail.
Up until now, I clamp a spoiler board on the bottom of the door prior to drilling through the stile. Inevitably, there is tear out on the back side.
My idea is to have a jig that cups the stile and has metal guides to drill from both sides. I’d set my stops on the my drill bits to make sure we get through the full thickness ( with both plunges) without worrying about tear out.
Is there a jig that has already been made for something like this? I know there are dowel jigs that I can modify to accomplish this, but if one already exists, then I’d prefer to get that one.
thanks in advance.