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Forum topic by Brett posted 762 days ago 994 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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762 days ago

If you have made drawbored joints (perhaps for a Roubo bench), what have you used for the pegs? Did you buy dowels or make your own? What types of wood have you had success with?

-- More tools, fewer machines.


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Walnut_Weasel

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#1 posted 762 days ago

For my roubo I used purchased 5/8” white dowel. I also have a mallet that I draw bored the head to the handle with a 1/4” walnut dowel. Both worked fine.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Bagtown

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#2 posted 762 days ago

I just finished drawboring two 1/4” dowels in 8 M&T joints on a stool and I just used the hardwood dowel from the hardware store. It worked perfectly.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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