|Project by Douglas Krueger||posted 04-11-2008 06:59 PM||1600 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
After months of research and reading, I decided that the Dowelmax was the ‘right’ step for me to take. Lord knows I would love to have tools for other joining methods but one thing at a time or the wallet goes thru depletion anxiety.
The kit made it here with no problems and as an added bonus there was no added import duties added this time.
The jig is pretty much what I had expected, well machined and quite easy to use. The system has additional uses beyond what the literature/DVD goes into and I have been exploring new ways to use the dMAX.
After such a hefty investment (at least for me) there was a need to protect the investment so off to the shop we go. A few days of sketches and I had a pretty good idea what I wanted.
It is solid rosewood other than the drawer box and the support shelf under the dowel boxes. As always, I try out new things on shop furnishings first and this time I experimented with wood dyeing and basic inlay work. Needless to say, the joinery was dowelling as was the handle attachment.
Am pretty happy with the results and the dMAX is happy in its new home.
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles