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Making dowels with a jigsaw

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Project by Jack Houweling posted 04-20-2015 01:06 AM 4495 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to see if I could make dowels using a jigsaw and came up with this idea. I have seen and tried many ways but wanted to make one using some smaller tools.

Also I wanted to be able to make many size dowels and still keeping the jig easy to make.


Check out the video.

https://youtu.be/ozc0QiCwDwY

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-20-2015 01:30 AM

That is really clever, Jack!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 04:42 AM

Wow,,, there are more ways to skin a cat than I knew! Very well done with the video too. Thanks for posting.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 04-20-2015 06:02 AM

Very innovative way to make dowels. We need different sizes of dowels and this method can be used for the purpose whenever the need arises. What speed of the drill is best for making the dowels? The video was superb.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Jack Houweling

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#4 posted 04-20-2015 06:15 AM



That is really clever, Jack!!

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim!

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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Jack Houweling

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 06:17 AM



Very innovative way to make dowels. We need different sizes of dowels and this method can be used for the purpose whenever the need arises. What speed of the drill is best for making the dowels? The video was superb.

Sharad

- sharad

Thanks, start slow then speed up and do what speed works. the wood will let you know!

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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dpoisson

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#6 posted 04-20-2015 01:04 PM

Pretty nifty!

I would just use the excuse of having to make dowels to shop around for a lathe.

Of course, the investment isn’t quite the same.

Cheers!

-- http://picasaweb.google.ca/dpoisson

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#7 posted 04-20-2015 02:59 PM

I like it!

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#8 posted 04-20-2015 03:19 PM

you give Izzy Swann and Matthias Wandel a run for their inventive genius!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#9 posted 04-20-2015 03:29 PM

What is happening!? The world must be upside down because I thought you just said you make dowels with a jigsaw? Never in a million years would I have come up with that.
I would comment further but my mind has been blown.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 04-20-2015 04:02 PM

Cool idea! Have you tried making small dowels, say 1/8”? I need to figure a way to make this size out of various hardwoods.

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#11 posted 04-20-2015 05:56 PM

what pintodeluxe said.

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#12 posted 04-20-2015 10:17 PM

Wow, eye opener, mind blown. That got the wheels turning. I bet that would work on a bandsaw too. Great video.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 04-25-2015 06:59 PM

This is hands down the best MacGyver solution I have seen in a long time. KUDOS.

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