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Project by woodshaver posted 536 days ago 8186 views 203 times favorited 67 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need some 3/8” dowels for two tops I was making for our two twin Grandkids. It’s a 36 mile ride to Home Depot so I decide to save some gas and make a dowel jig to make my own dowels. You can make any size dowel you need with this method. This idea came from a YouTube video that I saw a while ago. it works and it’s simple!

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-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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verw0003

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#1 posted 536 days ago

You sir, are a genius.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 536 days ago

Tony
That’s another cool jig and here is a little device I use to make it easy to chuck the blank to the drill.

1/4”hex to 1/2” socket adapter and a socket to fit the blank ,saves time and won’t chew up the end .

-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 536 days ago

Pretty cool, saved on favorites, thanks!

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 536 days ago

kiefer,
Is that one of those sockets with a bunch of pins in it? That’s a great idea! Thank buddy! I’ll give that a try.
I’m going to turn all my stick scraps into all different size dowels with this method. No more waste!
Now I must find one of those sockets! :)

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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USAFPOL

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#5 posted 536 days ago

Awesome project, love it. I’ll have to start doing this, went and bought some dowels the other day and they were made in China! Seriously, we can’t even make dowels in the US anymore? Well thanks woodshaver, I’ll make my own for now on!

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#6 posted 536 days ago

Boy, that’ll save me a lot in dowel $, and use up some of those small scrap pieces.
Thanks a bunch.

-- Having fun...Eric

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kiefer

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#7 posted 536 days ago

Tony
That is just a deep socket from my socket set but your idea of one of those sockets that fit’s different sizes maybe a better way yet ,they where on sale yesterday at Canadian tire .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 536 days ago

Hey guys! Don’t you just love this site! The ideas just keep on coming!
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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bullhead1

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#9 posted 536 days ago

Thanks for sharing. I want to do some dowel through joints and wondered where I could get dowels in different woods. I think I found my source. It’s my scrap pile and my band saw. Thanks again!

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kiefer

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#10 posted 536 days ago

Tony
You got the spirit and that is what this site should be all about and it helps us all to find better ways to do things through innovation and sharing our ways of doing things .
Thanks for your contributions .

-- Kiefer 松

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rmac

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#11 posted 536 days ago

Slicker ‘n snot! Thanks for posting this.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 536 days ago

Love it, going into the faves

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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mariva57

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#13 posted 536 days ago

Thanks for sharing, great jig at no cost.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#14 posted 536 days ago

Good thinking.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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deon

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#15 posted 536 days ago

Exelent work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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