|Project by Jerry||posted 02-11-2015 02:14 AM||2186 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Okay, this might not seem like much, but I sweated bullets over this for a week. I am wanting to start making the Rob Cosman style invisible hinges for my boxes, but the prerequisite is that you have a perfectly sized dowel of the same species and try to match the grain as closely as possible. I tried his method with a plane blade clamped to the top of a wooden block. Disaster. I tried, really, every thing out there. I finally wound up going to Woodcrafters, and on the first go around, I bought one of those plates that you pound the dowel through, but before I even unpackaged it, I came across this method here. I decided this was a better way to go, as I was not looking forward to trying to pound a piece of hardwood through a plate, so I took the plate back and exchanged it for a top flight Freud bull nose router bit.
It took me a couple of days to dial in my setup on the router table. I failed numerous times, but today, I finally got it right. What you are looking at is a perfectly round dowel that my digital calipers tell me is .499” I think that will do.
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