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post #21 of 25 Old 02-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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Thanks for the tip! I tried it today. Worked pretty good. Is the trick to go slow? The first part of the dowel looks like doo but I started to get the hand of it at the end.
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Great video supplement to your build tutorial.

Bookmarked!

Thanks Ken.

Oh yeah, I was wondering about drill speed too. High? Low?

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Thanks for the tip! I tried it today. Worked pretty good. Is the trick to go slow? The first part of the dowel looks like doo but I started to get the hand of it at the end.
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It does take some practice to learn the speed which you push the dowel through. If you go too fast, the dowel is almost "spiralled". You will have to experiment on the speed. Congrats on trying the jig. It really is an awesome one and you will never buy big box store dowels again. (at least for the smaller sizes)

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Great video supplement to your build tutorial.

Bookmarked!

Thanks Ken.

Oh yeah, I was wondering about drill speed too. High? Low?
I run the drill as fast as she will go. Full speed.

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Ken,

I am thinking about building a dowel making jig similar to this. How precisely sized does your input stock need to be? My TS fence is, well, *^%$ and getting precisely sized cuts in a repeatable manner is tricky. Also, is there a benefit to cutting with the top of the bit versus the side edge (other than less directional force pushing or pulling the stock)?

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