Brass Dowel Centers Without Lathe

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Project by mirock posted 02-04-2017 08:28 PM 1697 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello guys!

In this video I am trying to make dowel centers out of brass. I don’t have metal lathe and trying to do without it. Let us watch how I have performed this task.
Brass is a pretty soft metal and easily may be processed by usual woodworking tool set. This time I have used circular saw (with usual blade for wood), band saw (not necessary) and drill. Also I had to make some simple jigs.

Video of the process –

-- Dad, husband and everythingmaker

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 12:19 AM

Nicely done and are so useful in the shop.
I’ve read of some making then out of rivets but haven’t got around to trying it yet.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 03:07 PM

$6.50 on amazon

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 07:04 PM

thank you for showing us how to make these.
we don’t have the privilege of Amazon delivering to our country and post like yours help us a lot.

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 08:24 PM

Thank you guys!

-- Dad, husband and everythingmaker

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 08:51 PM

I have made some of my own with a similar process as the set I bought was not really as tight fitting as I wanted and the points were way too round to make a decent mark!
Nice project and write up.

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#6 posted 02-06-2017 03:58 AM

Slick trick, well done.

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 01:47 AM

Very creative. Nice work.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 06-06-2017 10:29 AM

Hello Mirock!
As I see you are every were, here and YouTube и на Мастеровом)
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