|Project by LJackson||posted 02-12-2015 03:44 AM||2213 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I have once again attempted to make a dowel maker. My inspiration this time has come from another one if Izzy Swan’s videos, Woodturning on a Table Saw. Unfortunately, like my previous attempts, this one too has failed. The wood just wobbles way too much, as the close up on the “dowel” reveals how far from round it really is.
The other problem I have is that the sled rocks a little. As the last picture shows, I have two wooden rails on the bottom, which are supposed to hug the sides of my table saw’s small main table. This table does not have miter gauge slots, so this was my alternative plan. I clamped the rails tight to the table while screwing them into the sled, but despite this it still wiggles a little. I slid my sliding miter table tight up against it and that helps a bit.
I think the main problems of wobble are first that I’m trying to round a 3/4 inch three foot section of pine, and also that the whole thing isn’t held firmly in the drill. The device I have stuck on the end of the drill ensures that the wood will turn, but it is loose in there.
I think I’ve given this enough tries that it’s time to give it a rest. My Veritas master dowel maker set should arrive tomorrow.