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  1. Joinery
    I've been tasked to build a twin bed. the headboard and footboard look similar to the attached drawing, so its a very simple design, the question I have is I've been using pocket join up to now, but I would like to start messing around with mortise and tenon or dowels. Which join would you use...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've got a CD shelf I've built, but I've bought a decorative curved strip (the pic shows the [one side curved] edge strip laying on the shelf it needs to fit to). I first thought of using wooden dowels, but because of the curved edge, it'd be very easy to drill too far through the strip. I...
  3. 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...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I'm new to this forum, happy to be here. I'm restoring an old wooden tool chest. It's not a Gerstner, no markings, and not that quality of workmanship. But hardware was riveted, not sure if it was homemade or not. The tool chest is "gone" enough that I'm going to strip and refinish...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hey guys: I am looking for a way to drill perpendicular hole on a flat surface of wood for connecting dowel installation. The tricky part for me is that the standard way of using a drill press won't apply well here due to the non-flat and non-parallel surface on the other side of the...
  6. Joinery
    Hey All, Yesterday was the first time I ever used dowels to join wood. My current project is a pretty simple bathroom wall cabinet that I made difficult because instead of following the simple plans to glue and screw, I wanted to use some sort of advanced joinery. That was my first problem...
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