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Dowel joinery

1518 days ago by NewPilgrim | 4 comments »

My neighbor and new buddy Paul has been teaching me how to do dowel joints, pretty fun. I am new to wood working so I am very appreciative when someone can demonstrate their skills for me. I am currently building a wooden, Victorian-style, (vintage) baby gate for our stairs. I am trying to match my current stair rail and baluster look-and-feel. I bought some Hemlock balusters, shoe rail/fillets and a nice hand rail. I’ve conditioned, and stained it to match, and so far it looks good. Initially, I was going to ‘toe-nail’ with a brad-nailer the balusters per the advice of a Home Depot worker, but Paul suggested we do better – maybe try a mortise and tenon appro...

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