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Videos by HuckD #21: Build Highlights for the Farmhouse Style Table

05-21-2016 06:43 PM by HuckD | 0 comments »

Here are some highlights of the farmhouse table build: https://youtu.be/jnRA0EWkyVs

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Videos by HuckD #20: Farmhouse Style Table

05-21-2016 06:40 PM by HuckD | 0 comments »

Here’s a short video about a table and bench I recently built for my granddaughter: https://youtu.be/jnRA0EWkyVs

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Videos by HuckD #18: Dowel Jig 3

01-27-2016 07:20 AM by HuckD | 0 comments »

My third dowel jig. This one for edge joining boards for table top glue ups. Simple, inexpensive and easy to make. https://youtu.be/MLMpO8BQfFk

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Videos by HuckD #17: Dowel Jigs 1 and 2

01-14-2016 06:37 AM by HuckD | 2 comments »

I’ve made a couple of dowel jigs to use on a table and bench project that I’m making from 2×12 Southern Yellow Pine. One is useful for joining two pieces of 2 by # lumber and the other is for 4×4 lumber. They’re very inexpensive as they are made from a scrap piece of 1” oak and some “steel spacers” from Lowes. Both have proven to be accurate and easy to use. https://youtu.be/lZRZTXYKiJE

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Cookbook Shelf Units #3: Drilling the Dowel Holes

05-26-2014 04:01 AM by Greg Guarino | 2 comments »

They’re done. All 256 of them. I rethought and then reconfigured the jig a bit so I could keep the same reference surface when drilling both ends of the “rungs”. It went very quickly: That was the very first one and it took a little under a minute. 32 of them took a little under a half hour. Next I had to drill the mating holes in the stiles. I rebuilt the jig from the same parts, marked up the pieces, and started drilling: With some trepidation, I dry fit tw...

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Chess pieces and board #3: Finishing Off Lathe

02-12-2014 04:59 PM by Luke | 0 comments »

I usually just finish the chess pieces one at a time. I wanted to be able to get a good smooth finish on them like you do on the lathe but still be able to turn another piece without having to wait for them to dry in between coats.This is what I came up with. I drilled a 1/4” hole into 3/4” dowel and inserted a 1/4” dowel to chuck in the drill. I drilled a 3/4” hole in the holder and used a round file to ream it out so there is enough play to let it spin freely. After ...

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Garage Cabinet #2: Slowly but slowly

02-04-2014 07:47 PM by jakeprater | 2 comments »

This morning, rather than exercising or actually studying for school, I went back to the garage to try to knock out the shelf. I was out there for about 45 minutes, and came in at 1:00 pm. I went out at 8:30. So my day was pretty well shot. I’ll hit the books this afternoon, take a test, and hopefully not fail. Here you can see I’ve got the face frame attached. I like to use dowels to help me keep everything aligned – plus I’m a little cheap, so I don’t wa...

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A rookie on the Path! #1: First Cradle

08-01-2013 01:50 AM by john111 | 3 comments »

I am building my first real piece of furniture out of ALL wood. I have made tables, beds and bakers racks, among other things, out of steel and wood with some glass. I have never used nice hardwood and made what I consider fine furniture. I have been working on this cradle for a long time. Not everyday and only a couple hours at a time. I have run into some problems a long the way and have chalked them up to just a learning curve issue. Most could have been avoided with better plannin...

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How-To Make Log Furniture #8: Make Your Own Dowel How-To

06-19-2013 02:25 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

My buddy, Kris Williams has to make his own Beetle Kill Pine dowels for various projects. See how he does it using a router table and a few feather boards!

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Picture upload test

10-17-2012 11:29 PM by inchanga | 5 comments »

I have been driving myself crazy trying to figure out how to upload pictures on to blogs and this picture of a stool I made recently is a test of whether I have finally succeeded. As an aside the stool was made from offcuts from another project and all the joints were doweled using my newly acquired Dowelmax jig which I am rapidly becoming addicted to. Well fingers crossed and let’s see if anything appears when I paste the picture and submit the blog

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