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  1. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Just a quick video on drilling accurately into a dowel with a drill press.
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am building some nightstands for my wife and I want to try to use dowels. I have a good self centering jig and I have used successfully used them in the past for face frame construction and alignment help but I have never tried them for putting together a cabinet/carcuss. I...
  3. Joinery
    I'm building this floor to ceiling bookcase 3.5x2.4meters (sorry about the metrics scale guys, I'm Swedish) (This is just a sketch, not a blueprint. ignore the details, like how the red dividers popping up on the top shelf) I'm planning on: 1. Building the outer box first, and dadoing slots...
  4. Design & Plans
    I need to make a circle cut that leaves a part of the dowel there, so that I can insert that part into a hole, instead of inserting the entire dowel. The reason for this is to make the dowel flush with, say, another dowel, to make one long dowel. I just need to know how to accomplish this cut...
  5. Joinery
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum --and somewhat new to woodworking. First of probably many future questions... Does anyone know of a dowel jig that goes smaller than the 1/4" dowel hole size? I'm trying to semi-mass produce a kid's toy that requires several dowels in a small space --some needing to...
  6. Joinery
    I purchased a dowel joint jig and am a little confused. I get that people may want to use various sized dowels, but why have 4 different sizes on one jig rather than have 4 of the same size (i.e. 3/8 " or such). It seems like a lot of clamping and moving to make just one hole at a time. Is...
  7. Joinery
    I building a bed frame out of red oak. I'm using 2x6 side rails and attaching a 2x2 on the inside for the box springs to sit on. I planned on using dowels to strengthen the joint between the 2x6 and the 2x2. The frame rail is 81" long. Anyone have any suggestions on the spacing of the dowels?
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