White oak for drawboring pegs

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Forum topic by Brett posted 06-18-2012 05:34 PM 1224 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2012 05:34 PM

Planning ahead for when I start assembling my Roubo bench later this summer:

Chris Schwarz recommends white oak dowels for drawboring. I’ve never seen white oak dowels labeled as such at any of the big box stores or my local Woodcraft. Anybody know of a source? I suppose I could make some, but I’m reluctant to spent Lie-Nielsen-type money for a dowel plate.

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 06:29 PM

Make your own dowel plate by drilling the appropriate sized hole in some steel plate. Drive the roughly sized wood dowel through the drilled hole with the “burred” side up. Voilla!


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#2 posted 06-18-2012 07:01 PM

What type of drill bit is needed to drill a hole in a steel plate?

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 08:42 PM

just a regular twist drill bit, not a brad point. drill a hole and pound it through.

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