|Forum topic by Danpaddles||posted 639 days ago||1892 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
639 days ago
I am helping an older lady rebuild (assemble?) a light table. It is a nice finished oak frame, originally held together with cross dowels and long screws. Think of the drafting table you used in high school (if you are as old as I am-).
Ref. this Rockler product-
But- the holes on her unit require about a one inch dia. dowel. Or should I say- they are about an inch dia. The cross holes are about 3/8 inch dia.
Do you think a smaller dowel could still have enough holding power, sitting over to the edge of the hole? Or should I keep looking for a larger cross dowel? Not sure where else I can look- I have just about exhausted the ‘net.
thoughts? Should I march ahead with the smaller dowels? I could maybe shim out the hole with fender washers.
-- Dan V. in Indy