Dovels on lathe with plug cutter

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Project by majuvla posted 05-01-2019 11:39 AM 999 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is not the fastest way to make dovels on lathe, but anyway I tried that solution just for fun and maybe for some potential projects. I used 10mm hole plug cutter mounted on chuck. I put 12×12mm oak rod on another side and turned wheel…Capable of making some 50mm dovel in one go. Ofcourse it is possible and I tried to make it by hand – that way I can make longer dovel…until I reach the and of cutter handle form inside.

Link to the video :

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 05-01-2019 11:58 AM

Nice shop tip Ivan! Sometimes all you need is one or two dowels to finish a project.
Although….I don’t have a lathe so I use my band saw to make a few dowels.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-01-2019 12:11 PM

Looks like a great way to make a small amount of dowels. Nice work Ivan.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 05-01-2019 12:15 PM

Good idea when you need a few dowels in a hurry. I’ll have to keep this in mind for future projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-01-2019 12:48 PM

dobro si se zmislil ali imam prigovor ak smijem…
ja bi drvo stavil u amerikaner a železni dio(ne znam kak se zove na hrvatski) bi stavil u borfuter pa na konjić…probaj pa mi javi ak je lakše…pozzz i pazi kolko buš danas roštilja mrknul

-- bambi

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#5 posted 05-01-2019 02:46 PM

i just have 1 weird question for you Ivan … is your digital readout not working ? GREAT IDEA :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 05-01-2019 02:50 PM

Hahaha…Tony…I used it few weeks ago last time, so I tapped it later and now it works well.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-01-2019 04:02 PM

нужное приспособление

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#8 posted 05-01-2019 05:09 PM

That is a nice way to make the long grain from a long piece like that. You are always thinking, Ivan!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-01-2019 07:31 PM

Like the idea, thanks for sharing!

-- Bill

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#10 posted 05-01-2019 07:42 PM

Dear LJs, thank you for views and comments…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-01-2019 09:12 PM


You possibly already know this but you can also make dowels with a router round over bit .

How did you get the first end in the chuck done?

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 05-01-2019 10:28 PM

nice idea

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#13 posted 05-02-2019 01:16 AM

Very clever solution Ivan.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 05-02-2019 03:48 PM

Great idea Ivan!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-11-2019 10:44 PM

Fine idea, trying oy is what it’s all about.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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