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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 02-11-2013 04:35 AM 13954 views 219 times favorited 69 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!

https://youtu.be/DaGttK6cSsM

https://youtu.be/qWiSjKngnCU

Making a pitch fork handle
https://youtu.be/M7i73fBljIs

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





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#1 posted 02-11-2013 04:47 AM

You sir, are a genius.

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 05:07 AM

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 05:14 AM

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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#4 posted 02-11-2013 05:15 AM

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 UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 05:19 AM

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 02-11-2013 05:19 AM

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

-- Eric, central Florida

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 05:21 AM

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 05:24 AM

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

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

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#9 posted 02-11-2013 05:31 AM

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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#10 posted 02-11-2013 05:36 AM

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 https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#11 posted 02-11-2013 06:14 AM

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 02-11-2013 06:27 AM

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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#13 posted 02-11-2013 06:30 AM

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 02-11-2013 06:31 AM

Good thinking.

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#15 posted 02-11-2013 07:13 AM

Exelent work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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