Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dowel'

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Workshop operational tips. #18: Scrollsaw Ease for Arthritic Knuckles...

02-15-2020 10:31 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, Another plagiarised idea expanded, though I cannot find the offering, I believe Steve Good had a hand in it somewhere. I was sick and tired of having arthur gnaw at my knuckles every time I tried to swing my Excalibur (scroll saw) in a deftly duel with a lance (piece of wood). I initially purchased a set of these round knobs for my Excalibur scroll saw, to facilitate my grip, only to find them not that much better than the original ones for the final tightening of ...

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Workshop operational tips. #14: In the Eye of the Dowel!

12-30-2019 09:55 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 25 comments »

Boys and Girls, We all have our secrets in finding the centre of a dowel, however, unless you were on the quest of finding rc’s wallet (which is empty) in my workshop, you may have not come across my method. Most of us use standard sized dowels, whether fabricated, purchased or other unorthodox means.Nevertheless they tend to fit into holes made by traditional sized forstner bits.That same forstner bit makes the ideal centre finder. Grab a block of timber, in accordance with yo...

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Dowels...had to make some

12-27-2019 11:29 PM by BlueRidgeDog | 16 comments »

So my kid was moving some stuff out of the basement and I leaned a book case I was working on out of the way, somewhat precariously, and it ended up taking a fall. Some damage and a busted glue joint on one piece. Finish had not been applied, so i twill be an easy fix. The problem is to fix it will require dowels. People selling hardwood ones want a fortune. I looked at buying a dowel plate and they are $60. So, I put some scrap metal in the press, punched out a series of holes and st...

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Square peg Cheat

07-19-2019 08:32 AM by George_SA | 3 comments »

How I join two pieces of wood with a square peg. I start of by ripping a square dowel on my table saw and I round one end on my disk sander to fit in my drill chuck. Then I cut a shoulder Then I put it through my dowel making jig rounding up to the shoulder I cut. I step down the dowel in 0,5mm increments until I reach the dowel size I want. (In this case I went from 8mm down to 5,5mm) Then I cut the dowel I sand the bevels on my disk sander Finished square peg/dowel Dril...

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How to Replace Broken Chair Stretchers

04-17-2019 12:53 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I documented how I go about replacing broken or missing chair stretchers. This may seem challenging, but once you see how it’s done, it will be less intimidating. This video shows measuring, cutting, joinery, staining, and assembly details. Let me know what you think. I also show my lumber storage solution for shorts… I hope that’s helpful too!

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A shop made fixture for making face frames with the JessEm 08350 doweling jig

05-25-2017 10:58 PM by Rich | 7 comments »

NOTE: The small face frame shown here is what I keep near the fixture for reference. It has notes, etc, written on it and is not intended to represent a finished face frame that would be used on a cabinet. I was just going to post a few pictures of the fixture with the JessEm mounted in it, but since it’s not really intuitive how it’s used, I thought a story through pictures would help. This blog entry will basically be photos with captions that briefly describe what’s...

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Videos by HuckD #24: Drawers made with Dowels using the Jessem 8350 Dowel Jig

12-19-2016 10:57 PM by HuckD | 1 comment »

View the video HERE. !

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Videos by HuckD #23: Self Centering Dowel Jig Tips and Tricks

11-15-2016 06:25 AM by HuckD | 0 comments »

A self centering dowel jig can produce accurate and repeatable joints. Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most from your jig.

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Videos by HuckD #22: Garden / Shop Stool

06-01-2016 06:59 PM by HuckD | 5 comments »

A simple stool I made to help with my knee and back problems.

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Videos by HuckD #21: Build Highlights for the Farmhouse Style Table

05-21-2016 06:43 PM by HuckD | 0 comments »

Here are some highlights of the farmhouse table build:

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