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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 03-30-2014 01:55 AM 682 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wiser1934

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03-30-2014 01:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dowels buttons cutting

trying to cut 1/4” slices from a dowel. need the pieces to use on salt and pepper shakers. waalnut for pepper and birch/maple for salt. any ideas or jigs??? thanks

-- wiser1934, new york


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#1 posted 03-30-2014 02:06 AM

Cut a 1/4” hole in a board, put your dowel through how ever much material you want to cut off and use a thin kerf flush cut saw. Rinse and repeat.

At least I think that’s what you were getting at as far as “slices”

Paul

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 02:11 AM

Using a short/small artificial fence on your table saw fence and a crosscut shed , set the fence the correct distance so that the dowel is being cut 1/4” to the left of the blade. Place the dowel against the rear shed support then advanced the sled the dowel will move off the short fence before the dowel meets the saw blade bingo! Nice short slice from the left side of the blade.

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 03:21 AM

http://www.woodworkingtips.com/etips/2007/10/26/sn/ Table saw

http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2011/04/14/dowel-cutting-jig/ Band saw

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 04:30 AM

Thanks Dusty, Both better than mine and perfect repeatable results.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 04:39 AM

I still wonder how setting up a jig on a power tool is faster than drilling a hole and cutting. They are elaborate and require extra jigs to store though.

Paul

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 12:39 AM

I do em like PLK using either a pull saw or the bandsaw.

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 12:48 AM

Or you could cut them in your miter jack.

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