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"Tips", from my shop work #13: Forming a dowel tenon on a post end.

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 09-11-2018 11:44 PM 777 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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An easy technique to form a dowel tenon onto the end of a post, without any fancy commercial dowel tenoning jigs for cutting dowel tenons.

Here is a video demonstration.

https://youtu.be/TIMB-Y6gz7o

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Redoak49

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#1 posted 09-11-2018 11:48 PM

I only watched the first minute or so. You might consider doing something different with the camera as I got dizzy from the movement.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 09-12-2018 02:47 AM

Sorry to say but your process seems overly complicated, If it was me I would find a piece of PVC that the largest part of your spindle will spin freely inside of, then take the PVC and hold the section of PVC on my miter gauge on the table saw then slide your spindle inside the PVC raise the table saws blade high enough to cut the tenon on the spindle place then table sam fence to the point that it cut the shoulder of your tenon, slide the miter gauge and PVC holder with spindle inside forward with the saw running only cutting the depth deep enough to make the size tenon you want,then turn the spindle cutting the shoulder of the tenon after each cut just pull the spindle backwards in the PVC until the tenon has been cut all the way to the end of the spindle.
This explanation is far more complicated than the actual operation.

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jbay

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#3 posted 09-12-2018 04:03 AM



Sorry to say but your process seems overly complicated, If it was me I would find a piece of PVC that the largest part of your spindle will spin freely inside of, then take the PVC and hold the section of PVC on my miter gauge on the table saw then slide your spindle inside the PVC raise the table saws blade high enough to cut the tenon on the spindle place then table sam fence to the point that it cut the shoulder of your tenon, slide the miter gauge and PVC holder with spindle inside forward with the saw running only cutting the depth deep enough to make the size tenon you want,then turn the spindle cutting the shoulder of the tenon after each cut just pull the spindle backwards in the PVC until the tenon has been cut all the way to the end of the spindle.
This explanation is far more complicated than the actual operation.

- a1Jim


True,
but…..
what if you don’t have a table saw, and how many places do you go to find a perfect size piece of PVC ?
I believe, more the point is just sharing another way of getting it done.

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 09-12-2018 04:15 AM

I agree “J” there are many ways to do many operations and yes Hobby1’s approach is a way to get the job done without a table saw. In my approach, the spindle or dowel does not have to fit perfectly I’ve done it when the dowl is only 2/3s the side of the ID of the PVC.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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