I'm working on a jig to hold my wood for planeing. Part of the jig
requires cutting a dowel rod to pieces (mostly) the same size. I need 12
such pieces, about an 1" to 1 1/2" in size.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the cuts evenly and
efficiently? I don't have a band saw, and don't have plans to get one
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I'd use a bench hook, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bench_hook
with a stop the inch from the edge of the hook.
Clamp a piece of wood to your bench for the stop.
Push the dowel until it hits the stop. Cut at the edge of the
hook. Repeat. My benchhook has the top guide flush with the edge
(unlike the above drawing). I use this as a guide for square cuts.
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| I'm working on a jig to hold my wood for planeing. Part of the jig
| requires cutting a dowel rod to pieces (mostly) the same size. I
| need 12 such pieces, about an 1" to 1 1/2" in size.
| Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the cuts evenly and
| efficiently? I don't have a band saw, and don't have plans to get
| one soon.
If I didn't have a band saw, I'd clamp a stop block to my TS sled and
use another clamp to hold the dowel stock while I cut - should be able
to produce a dozen identical pieces in about two minutes...
DeSoto, Iowa USA
That was going to be my suggestion. A 3/16 dowel would be about half
a light stroke with a good japanese pull saw, or a little jig could be
rigged up with a stop and some kind of bearing surface for a flush cut
saw, if you were doing a whole bunch.
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