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Forum topic by Jim K posted 10-28-2009 02:42 AM 1179 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2009 02:42 AM

Hello out there.

New to woodworking. my first project is a birdhouse. Mine is going to have a sliding floor so it can be cleaned out easier. Forming the box shape should i just glue it together rabbit joints or dowels? I found the miller dowel pins at rockler. Has anyone used this how did you like it?


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#1 posted 10-28-2009 03:06 AM

Hey Jim unless this a very large bird house all you need is some glue and nails for the joinery. I f you want to practice making rabbit joints or miters go for it . Practice makes perfect. If you want to learn all about joinery invest in a book called “joinery” by Gary Rogowski its the best out there .

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 12:12 AM

Update today I choose to rabbit the sides of my bird house. I wanted to do this just to see if i could. Even using a small craftsman table saw of my dad’s cutting a blade width at a time. it’s crude but the joints are even and it fits. I have 1 side glued to the back so far.

Thanks a1Jim for your help.

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