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Making wooden dowel with a router

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Blog series by Pjonesy updated 12-05-2016 11:24 PM 2 parts 3105 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: How to make your own dowel

12-05-2016 06:39 AM by Pjonesy | 4 comments »

I have recently started a new project that requires walnut dowel so I set about coming up with an idea to make perfect dowel every time.The video shows my router clamped upside down in the wood vise and the square piece of walnut being fed through a neat fitting hole while being spun at high speed with a drill.The secret is to have a neat fitting entry hole before the straight cut router cutter and an exit hole after the cutter that is 1/64” bigger than the size of dowel that is require...

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Part 2: How it is done

12-05-2016 11:24 PM by Pjonesy | 8 comments »

A few people have asked for more information so here goes. Use a piece of scrap timber preferably hardwood about 100mm (4”) x 45mm wide (1 3/4) x 20mm thick (3/4”).For 1/8” dowel bore a 9/64” (1/8” is to tight) hole straight through the length approximately in the centre, then cut a notch 3/4” wide and 1” from the end. This is the gap for the straight cut router bit This notch only needs to go slightly past the back edge of the 9/64” hole.Now b...

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