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Project by TheWoodCrafter posted 06-23-2021 10:11 AM 1208 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,
Just finished my dowels maker jig after some trial and error, I used 5 blades one for each dowel size as once the blade is tuned it is better left untouched until it needs resharpening :)

Here is a link for how I build it and how I cut the compound miters on this jig.

https://youtu.be/2LAkQEIwP1A

-- The woodCrafter





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#1 posted 06-23-2021 04:51 PM

That is down right cool!

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#2 posted 06-23-2021 09:28 PM

Nicely done….what blade did you use and where to get one?

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#3 posted 06-23-2021 11:37 PM

An interesting process and well produced, pity there is no construction story to enhance the project

-- Regards Rob

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TheWoodCrafter

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#4 posted 06-24-2021 05:12 AM

:) thank you


That is down right cool!

- BurlyBob


-- The woodCrafter

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#5 posted 06-24-2021 05:15 AM

Thank you, found these ventage Stanley blades in a local store, I think they are replacement blades for the shoulder plane.
Any sharp hand plane blade should do the job too.


Nicely done….what blade did you use and where to get one?

- Redoak49


-- The woodCrafter

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#6 posted 06-24-2021 05:17 AM

Thank you and sorry for that, I will consider this in future videos, thought the video was clear! maybe I was wrong.


An interesting process and well produced, pity there is no construction story to enhance the project

- robscastle


-- The woodCrafter

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#7 posted 06-24-2021 08:13 AM

Yep you sure were! tee hee… so as punishment here comes a few questions

1. What is the clear tape your using?
2. Where did you get it from?
3. Does it have a brand name?
4. Why are you wearing gloves in parts? rust?
5. What is the jig timber species?
6. What brand of pull saw is that?
7. Why is there no running commentary?
8. Do you make lots of dowel?
9. Is that a standard tap or a special wood working one?

in Summing up:-
1.Its a bit of a gadget!
2. Incra tools are good.
3. The magnetic angle jig is good.
4. Nice CNC machine. BTW your new toy is sideways so I am not looking at it until you fix it.
5. if you dyed the shavings green and carefully glued them together they would make great leprechauns party hats and as a bonus all the mess would be gone in the morning !! chuckle chuckle!

I would give you full stars if the construction details included all info we missed out on first up.
I will monitor closely your next project post for excellence in presentation!!

Wait there is more!!
Oh if you were silly enough you could go from big to small with one stick?

-- Regards Rob

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TheWoodCrafter

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#8 posted 06-24-2021 08:31 AM

lol
No problem I will answer your list :)

1. What is the clear tape your using? Gorilla, Made in the US, I am sure your know where you can find it.

2. Where did you get it from? “https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-6036002-Tough-Mounting-inches/dp/B07LFRN1K8/ref=pdlpo60t1/140-9513021-3108624?encoding=UTF8&pdrdi=B07LFRN1K8&pdrdr=8df99e23-29ce-4a15-b86a-c4cb5ee9e829&pdrdw=pOKQm&pdrdwg=LDXLZ&pfrdp=3b5203d9-bdd0-47f6-97e5-387010fc3251&pfrd_r=E4XC664QF8QTXFWQG98R&psc=1&refRID=E4XC664QF8QTXFWQG98R”

3. Does it have a brand name? answered above
4. Why are you wearing gloves in parts? rust? yes and also very sharp wood edges and these blades can shave your hand hair very easily, make no mistake here..

5. What is the jig timber species? Beechwood, go for maple if you have as it is harder and will last longer.
6. What brand of pull saw is that? SUIZAN Japanese Pull Saw Hand Saw 9.5 Inch Ryoba Double Edge for Woodworking, also from Amazon.

7. Why is there no running commentary? I am lazy and sometimes in hurry, not all videos are like that :)

8. Do you make lots of dowel? when I need them yes, my workbench was the start, you can check that build on my channel if you like, but don’t be mad there is no commentary on that video too.

9. Is that a standard tap or a special woodworking one? It is a vintage German-made one, it is used for metalwork but also great for wood, the brand is no longer in the market I guess “PEDO”

in Summing up:-
1.Its a bit of a gadget!
2. Incra tools are good. Absolutely yes!
3. The magnetic angle jig is good. I used it to make all my workbench tenons work as it supposes to but go slowly not too fast for best results and it must be constructed square or it becomes crap.
4. Nice CNC machine. German-made :)
5. if you dyed the shavings green and carefully glued them together they would make great leprechauns party hats and as a bonus all the mess would be gone in the morning !! chuckle chuckle! :) :) thx for the tip

I would give you full stars if the construction details included all info we missed out on first up. My bad
I will monitor closely your next project post for excellence in presentation!! No worries

Wait there is more!!
Oh if you were silly enough you could go from big to small with one stick? That is also right and I was thinking to do the same but wanted to show each one separately.


Yep you sure were! tee hee… so as punishment here comes a few questions

1. What is the clear tape your using?
2. Where did you get it from?
3. Does it have a brand name?
4. Why are you wearing gloves in parts? rust?
5. What is the jig timber species?
6. What brand of pull saw is that?
7. Why is there no running commentary?
8. Do you make lots of dowel?
9. Is that a standard tap or a special wood working one?

in Summing up:-
1.Its a bit of a gadget!
2. Incra tools are good.
3. The magnetic angle jig is good.
4. Nice CNC machine.
5. if you dyed the shavings green and carefully glued them together they would make great leprechauns party hats and as a bonus all the mess would be gone in the morning !! chuckle chuckle!

I would give you full stars if the construction details included all info we missed out on first up.
I will monitor closely your next project post for excellence in presentation!!

Wait there is more!!
Oh if you were silly enough you could go from big to small with one stick?

- robscastle


-- The woodCrafter

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 06-24-2021 12:14 PM

That is really slick, Rasim. Those dowels are a lot closer to nominal then the ones I can buy in any of the stores..including Woodcraft. I may have to make one. I’ll be sending you a PM on the angles you set the blades at when I start to build mine. This can save me a lot of time finding dowels that are on size or a bit over and then have to sand them in the lathe to get a good fit. I take a caliper to the store to buy dowels now!!! I could control the fit with this jig right when I make them. Thanks so much of posting. You sure have an engineering mind!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, my friend…..........Jim

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

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TheWoodCrafter

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#10 posted 06-24-2021 12:38 PM

Thank you, Jim, appreciate your nice comment, Sure thing, Please drop me PM at any time and I can share my email with you to share more details.

Cheers,


That is really slick, Rasim. Those dowels are a lot closer to nominal then the ones I can buy in any of the stores..including Woodcraft. I may have to make one. I ll be sending you a PM on the angles you set the blades at when I start to build mine. This can save me a lot of time finding dowels that are on size or a bit over and then have to sand them in the lathe to get a good fit. I take a caliper to the store to buy dowels now!!! I could control the fit with this jig right when I make them. Thanks so much of posting. You sure have an engineering mind!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, my friend…..........Jim

- Jim Jakosh


-- The woodCrafter

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 06-28-2021 03:16 PM

Those dowel jigs are well made. I think you were lucky finding all the same style blades.

Do you think by scribing a mark at the tip of the blade where it meets the wood will help you align the blades after sharpening them?

-- James E McIntyre

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TheWoodCrafter

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#12 posted 06-29-2021 09:19 AM

Thank you,
Yes that was luck on the blades, they are vintage Stanley that is no longer in production today :)

Scribing a mark to reposition the blade after sharpening is the only way actually for this design. hope it will work or at least with minimal adjustment later.


Those dowel jigs are well made. I think you were lucky finding all the same style blades.

Do you think by scribing a mark at the tip of the blade where it meets the wood will help you align the blades after sharpening them?

- James E McIntyre


-- The woodCrafter

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 06-29-2021 04:23 PM

I enjoyed your video. I noticed how you went from sawing the angles for the blades by hand to using you Incra miter gauge.

There’s more then one way to skin an angle. (:-)

-- James E McIntyre

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TheWoodCrafter

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#14 posted 06-29-2021 04:28 PM

Thank you for watching, appreciate it (;-)


I enjoyed your video. I noticed how you went from sawing the angles for the blades by hand to using you Incra miter gauge.

There’s more then one way to skin an angle. (:-)

- James E McIntyre


-- The woodCrafter

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