I need some dowls for a project using some exotic stock.
I've tried to buy dowls for a project in the past but none of them are
round and most are bent.
Anyone have a jig or tool for making acurate dowls that works?
Some of these are better than others, and it seem to be function of
what wood you use and long you are making your dowels.
When I need a hardwood dowel I go to Woodcraft and buy one I can hold
in my hand for inspection. I can make the larger ones on my lathe, but
for anything around 1/4", I just buy it. I really only use dowels for
plugs or decorations, so others might help you better if you need
something more specialized.
This looks a little scary:
This looks a little too complicated:
Or you could just take a piece of square stock the appropriate size and
run it through your router table using a 1/4 round-over bit on all four
sides just leaving the ends square.
No, you start with square stock. The round infeed hole is the diameter of
the stock diagonal...as the square stock is fed through the infeed hole it
is rotated and the router bit cuts it round...it then enters the outfeed
hole which is the diameter of the finished dowel.
Ah! I see. Know anyone that has made one.... someone to answer questions.
I wish the plans were better. I'm going to try the round over bit
method first because it will save on building time. I don't need a lot
of dowl but I need different sizes. I have lots of baltic birch plywood
scrap ot try to make jigs.
I consider a dowel to be a round piece of wood that is completely hidden in
a joint or seem. A peg is a round piece of wood that is partially embedded
and the remainder protrudes from the work piece. A plug is round piece of
wood that is partially embedded and cut flush to the wood.
Sorry for the above but I can not understand why a dowel in the above would
need to be made from exotics.
However, what size of dowel, do you need?
I respectfully dissent. I think he wants a dowel
A plug is cut with a cross-grain orientation.
IMO, there are more definitions/usages than you cite.
Interestingly, dowel, peg and plug are can all used as both noun and verb.
IMO "dowel" can refer to any long-grain cylindrical stock... including that
which is used to "peg" a tennon.
Well - I did say "I consider...". But yes I really don't care what anyone
else calls them.
Here's some more Daveisams:
Rod - Round stick, not generally used as a dowel.
Tube - Round hollow stick, not generally used as a dowel.
Pin - Round or multisided stick, not generally used as a dowel, mainly used
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