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xx   WOOD

Tip on using a router to trim wood plugs or dowels flush with the surface.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 10

Tip on filling nail holes with small wooden plugs you make yourself using a countersink tool.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 6

Sure-fire way to remove a button plug or a flush plug that covers a screw head.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 8

Tip tells how to use a router with a straight bit to flush-trim pegs and plugs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 20

Tip on cutting hundreds of wooden plugs for a big project.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 20

Offset base for a router is used to trim wooden screw plugs almost perfectly flush with the surface.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 25

Illustrations show many ideas for what can be done with decorative spindles which are commercially available.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 56

Simple tools for finishing and installing those wood buttons used to cover screw holes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 20

Use a thin card with a hole when cutting dowels or hole plugs flush with the surface to prevent scratches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 16

Technique for drilling holes to be topped off with wood plugs using a spade bit followed with a pilot hole bit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 18

Simple jig facilitates cutting wooden plugs using a hand-held electric drill.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 28

Tip on making and installing small (3/16" diameter) wooden plugs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 28

Conceal finish-nail holes with plugs that are simultaneously cut and inserted from matching wood using a modified nail set.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 32

Tip on cutting and removing multiple plugs using a tapered plug cutter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 32

Tip: How to extract a wooden plug (button) like those which cover screw heads.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 10

Tip: A simple jig prevents a plug cutter from "walking around" on the stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 10

Tip on cutting shallow plugs for screw hole covers.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 10

Tip on keeping plug cutters from burning out.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 4

Tip on concealing nail holes using small circles of veneer that are cut out with a single-hole paper punch.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 22

Tip on dealing with Shaker pegs that have tapered tenons.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 8

Tip on trimming off dowel plugs without scoring the work surface.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 16

Tip on installing and flush-fitting wooden plugs.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 16

How to make and install the faceted pegs found on Arts-and-Crafts furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 100

Make your own matched plug cutter set from a hole saw and a spade bit.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1984 (v.9#3) pg. 51

Primer on plug cutters.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #510 Nov 1970 (v.66) pg. 98

Shop-made plug cutter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 80

Tip: Grind the teeth smooth on one side of a hacksaw blade for use in cutting dowel plugs flush with a surface.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 32

Plug cutter, a drill press accessory for making short dowels and screw hole plugs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1966 (v.188#3) pg. 150

Tip on trimming plugs, dowels or through tenons flush with the surface using a router.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #85 Jul 1995 (v.15#1) pg. 7

Cutting and installing straight or tapered wood plugs.
SHOPNOTES #37 Jan 1998 (v.7) pg. 30

Tip: Use steel water pipe as a plug cutter when drilling a hole in a telescope mirror.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1982 (v.63#1) pg. 89

Tip: Make attention-grabbing dowel plugs by cutting them from laminated-veneer strips.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 20

Use leather hole punches to cut tiny plugs to conceal the heads of small nails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 20

How to cut plugs that have grain that will align with the grain of the work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 16

How to make wooden plugs that match the wood surrounding them.
WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 39
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 6

Simple jig for shortening those toy axle pegs with mushroom-head on one end.
WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 15

Tip on applying glue to wooden buttons, plugs, pegs, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 19

Improve the fit between a commercially-produced wooden peg and a drilled hole by slightly countersinking the hole.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 28

Tip on using a portable drill and a belt sander to make tapered wooden plugs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 20

Tip on using a plug cutter with a portable drill.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 20

Make decorative square wood buttons like those found on Arts and Crafts (mission-style) furniture.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 67

Screw in the back keeps Shaker peg from working loose.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 16

Slight chamfer on the hole helps seat Shaker pegs and screw hole buttons.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 18

Technique for fabricating axle or pivot pins from dowels, but where the heads are made of the same wood as the project.
WOOD MAGAZINE #118 Nov 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 41

Six steps to making and installing perfect wood plugs to conceal screwheads.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 36

How to lathe turn and carve a large pineapple finial (30"x14" diameter).
WOODCARVING #41 May-Jun 1998 pg. 53

Bungs. Illustrated pointers on how to do the job quickly.
WOODENBOAT #80 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 63
Correction WOODENBOAT #81 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 5
Added Info WOODENBOAT #82 May-Jun 1988 pg. 6
Added Info WOODENBOAT #84 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 5

Bungs revisited. The latest techniques for cutting bungs (plugs), counterboring holes for bungs, gluing bungs, and trimming bungs.
WOODENBOAT #113 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 90
Added Info WOODENBOAT #115 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 4

How to make and install square pegs into mortise-and-tenon joints. Especially useful when making furniture reproductions.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 22

Simple tool for installing ovalhead wood plugs without driving in too far or flattening their rounded tops.
WOODSMITH #72 Dec 1990 pg. 19

Tip on making wooden plugs of uniform length using a plug cutter and band saw.
WOODSMITH #90 Dec 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Tips on turning the small, decorative urn shaped finials used as ornaments on old furniture.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 18

Turning an antique reproduction finial.
WOODTURNING #54 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 69

Make a custom spigot chuck for turning furniture finials.
WOODTURNING #68 Oct 1998 pg. 41

Tip on rounding the ends of finials or dowels more uniformly.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 18

Decorative plugs. Part 1. A guide to plug cutters, their maintenance and sharpening. Offers advice on selecting stock, making the plug, drilling the hole and installing the plug.
WOODWORK #38 Apr 1996 pg. 48

Decorative plugs. Part 2. How to make fancy plugs, including materials other than or combined with wood. Also shows how to make proud (raised) plugs, decorative bandings, box ornamentation, flat surface ornamentation and plugs in turned work.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 44

Tip shows how to keep wooden plugs in place when away sawing the waste side of a board in which a series of plugs have been cut.
WOODWORK #47 Oct 1997 pg. 6

The peg jig. An idea which solves the problem of making cross-grain pegs to plug holes in a finished surface and match the grain.
WOODWORKER #1083 Feb 1984 (v.88) pg. 99

Nutcracker-style tool (two paddles hinged together) uses sandplate on one side and various grooves on the other to form stepped-head hinge pins, stepped axles, tapered pins, etc. for wooden toys.
WOODWORKER May 1988 (v.92#5) pg. 430

Use a router to trim wooden plugs flush with the work piece by fitting the router with this special sole.
WOODWORKER Mar 1991 (v.95#3) pg. 297

Jig for cutting small wooden pellets from lengths of dowel using a band saw.
WOODWORKER Apr 1992 (v.96#4) pg. 83

Simple jig for cutting wooden plugs using a portable electric drill.
WOODWORKER Jul 1993 (v.97#7) pg. 31

Plug cutters. Tips on producing and installing wooden plugs.
WOODWORKER Apr 1994 (v.98#4) pg. 83

Tip: Use a scrap board with a hole in it to keep a plug cutter from "wandering" when first being started.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1979 (v.3#4) pg. 4

Jig to protect work surfaces when trimming away exposed ends of dowels is made from sheet metal.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 26

Tip on making a bunch of same-size wood plugs using a plug cutter and band saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 62

Tip on installing dowel plugs or buttons to get maximum strength.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 54

Techniques for making decorative plugs and inlays for Arts and Crafts style furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 24

Shaker peg rails and knobs. How to turn the pegs and knobs in a variety of pleasing shapes.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #14 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 28

How to use ready-made turnings to make lamps, candlesticks and fancy moldings.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1972 (v.28#1) pg. 50

How to conceal screw heads with wood plugs when assembling fine furniture.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1974 (v.30#5) pg. 8

Tip on using a band saw to free wooden plugs that have been cut into face grain.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 11