|Project by Roz||posted 2086 days ago||1671 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
I saw this dook rack many years ago and promised myself I would try my hand at making one some day.
It is made of five dowels set firmly in the two end blocks. (One is 8” tall and the other 2”)
The blocks are 8”x 51/4” and the holes drilled into the center block are one size larger than the dowel used to allow for movement of the center block along the dowels. The small end is 21/4 inches tall by 51/4 wide. I used 36” long dowels and cut them in half.
The real interesting part is the jig. I made this to solve the problem of making the dowel holes all line up and are evenly spaced.
As you can see the jig is in two parts, a base and a sled. The base is dadoes to accept a cleat down the center and another perpendicular also to accept a cleat, which acts as a stop for the sled. The sled has dadoes on the under side. These dados are equally spaced to allow for repeatable placement of holes. One dado for each hole drilled. The sled sidewalls must be tall enough to hold all three of the pieces to be drilled.
Align the base so the center cleat is under the drill bit and secure it to the drill press. Cut your stock and your off.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."