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dowel making jig

 
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I spotted this quick and easy way to make a dowel end:



In that video, he is referring to this video:



and below is the one i made:
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When I worked at Lie Nielsen, we used to make Dowel Plates, and I see they still make them. (I worked there 12 years ago). It is the same thing, just non-powered...


 
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here are some action pics that jocelyn took
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Paul, You say "I spotted this quick and easy way to make a dowel end: "... and, in fact, you did just the ends of those sticks...
But these jigs really shine at making any length dowel, and any diameter you might need. Metric dowels, sure! The exact size to fit into that pipe, awesome!

If, however, you need round tenons (for furniture-making or round wood railing ballusters) there's this tool:
Lee Valley Tools Veritas round tenon cutters

Use a hand brace or in a power drill.
They make a nice swoopy transition between the tenon and the native material. Looks like they would not have any hang-ups with any little knobbins or knots either.
 
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I actually have three of those - but they are for bigger chunks of wood - for making log furniture.  They are about 2.5 inches in diameter.

http://www.lumberjacktools.com/collections/industrial-series/products/tta2500-diameter-tenon-cutter-60-degree-shoulder-profile

 
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