|Forum topic by B_Woodworks||posted 07-13-2016 03:16 PM||386 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-13-2016 03:16 PM
Long time reader, first time poster. I know this topic has been covered a lot, but I am looking for some specific advice. I am needing to batch out a number of child size chairs – nothing too fancy. I do not want to use mechanical fasteners and M&T is overkill and for me, too time consuming for this project. I am also not planning on buying a Domino :).
So I am down to the following options (unless others have ideas) and would appreciate some insight/thoughts on the best approach. I will generally be joining 4/4 or thinner stock for this project. I am currently considering the beadlock pro system, the dowel max system, and in a distant third, the Jessem doweling kit. I am aware of the price differences and that is not an object – I am looking for what is the best tool for the job. I don’t have experience with either of these systems but they generally get great reviews. I love accuracy and simplicity above all else so perhaps someone can address that for each product. I’m also curious for other uses down the road – ie would either of these be useful on larger pieces like a dining table instead of a M&T joint.
So anyway, that is what I was hoping to discuss. Appreciate any insight you all have.
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