I recently discovered a new and better method for doweling my woodworking projects. I’ve been woodworking for over 50 years building, repairing and designing furniture, cabinets, etc. Over these years I’ve assembled my various projects using nails, screws, glue, mortise & tendon, dowels and biscuit joints. My preferred and most often used method is wood dowels and glue, because of its strength and simplicity. But as most of you know that doweling requires a lot of tedious very careful...
Hello Guys,Just wanted to share the simplest self–centering doweling jig’s design I came up with the other day. It is possible someone already thought of it before of course. You can also watch this 3 minutes instructional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axiicz0iEbI Be Safe and Happy Woodworking! Michael
Hello Colleagues, In this simple project I decided to combine to simple devices into oneIt literally takes 30 min. to make this jigHere how it worksHere is a 3 min. instructional video with the jig’s dimensions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fltq6UL8jLQ Happy Woodworking!
Hello colleagues, This DOWELING JIG can be built in 1 hour yet it is very PRECISE and EASY TO USE. 3 min. instructional video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhbKsM2gtB0 Happy Woodworking! Michael Makarevich
Got started on the motor and body today so here we go.I may go back to the full diesel truck body and save this body for another project but we’ll see.No matter here’s a how to on doweling.The body is going to flip up so need a motor. Started cutting out the body and then sanding the windows.I’ve been using a file and metal straight edge to get my windows looking right. My saw is just barely holding on, I’m surprised it got these parts cut.That Raccoon just a...
I have recorded a video that shows the doweling jigs that I have in my shop. I also explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The link to my video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0SfSAr_YaE Hope you enjoy my video.
I’m so close! The clamps are holding the oak backer board on … which is holding the mirror in place. The top oak trim cap is just sitting there. The bottom trim cap was a no-show on photo day. It looks suspiciously like the top piece. BUT … I’m almost done! The trim blocks (the four corner pieces that surround the frame) are glued on. I’m going to run the top and bottom edges through my jointer, along with the top and bottom cap pieces … just to ...
I was considering using dowels to help hold my boards together for my benchtop; specifically, those boards that are a little extra bowed. However, Matt of Matt's Basement Workshop has informed me that due to the considerable strength of face-to-face gluing, that dowels might not be necessary – even for bowed boards. However, just in case, I decided to make a simple jig following Matt’s suggestion, which was:Two pieces of wood, one attached to the top of the other to act as a...
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