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If I wanted furniture I could bolt together, take apart, and put together again, then I would drill the holes, without a fancy (read very expensive ) jig, then use bolts, washers, and nuts.
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Gary I'm sure it works well but it is awfully expensive for what it does and you could make one with drill bushings from Lee Valley for a small fraction of that cost. And how often would you make something that uses cross bolts? I did when I made my work bench but that was years ago.
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In my earlier woodworking days Gary making jigs took up lots of my time but I got over that stage and when money wasn't a real problem, I started to buy fancy jigs and if I was still making furniture I would certainly buy one of those beautifully made jigs. I have a fetish for beautiful things, it probably started in 1952 when I met the girl who in 1954 became my wife and still is!

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Plus 1 what Charles said because I did and would do the same thing.

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Anyone own the jig?
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Somebody quite well known did a piece on the cross-bolt process(?). Maybe the late Pat Warner, or maybe Bill Hylton? I just remember someone being hugely in favour of them due to their incredible strength in wood.
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I think it was Pat on here but maybe Hylton did too elsewhere. They work really well but unless you are in the habit of building work benches or kitchen tables with a trestle design then I don't know how often you would use them. Unless you plan on putting plugs over the ends then they aren't going to look very nice and if you are plugging them then you need fairly thick members to be able to have enough clearance over bolt heads and the cross dowels.
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My students are required to design and build a knock-down (quick assembly) piece of furniture, and cross dowels are often used. The biggest challenge is to accurately align the bolt hole with the center of the cross dowel. We have an auto-centering dowelling jig that usually solves that problem. When the hole misses, we just use a slightly larger (5/16") drill bit to open up the bolt hole so the bolt can find the cross dowel. It also doesn't take much time to make a quick jig with inserted bushings, but as the material thickness varies an adjustable jig like the linked version would come in handy.

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In my opinion why couldn't you just use pocket holes drilled on the underside or hidden and when you want to take it apart unscrew it? Couldn't get any cheaper than that..
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