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What is the correct/best way to drill holes for dowels on the same angle? I don't want to spend a lot of money on some elaborate jig. Is there a method of accomplishing this?

A Drill press – works everytime! But if you don't have one there is an easy jig you can make to handle right angles. Just drill through two pieces of 1/4" hardboard, than separate them with a scrap piece of 1 X. Line the holes up and tack the hardboard to the 1X and you've got a jig. Clamp it to the board you need to drill. You can do the same thing for other angles, it just takes a little more effort.

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