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Lathe steadyrest and cutting tool for making oversize dowels (like those used in Shaker chairs).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1988 (v.4#1) pg. 32

Wooden jig for clamping round stock (dowels) while drilling or shaping.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 14

Jig for safely cutting a slot in the end of a dowel rod.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 14

Jig for using a router to make large-diameter dowels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 16

Jig to use with a round-over router bit for rounding the ends of large dowels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 16

A technique for marking an accurate cut line on a dowel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 16

Make your own dowel pins by drilling holes in 1/4" steel plate for use as a die.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 24

Simple jig for making your own dowel rods using a 2" wide chisel and an electric drill. Works similar to an old-fashioned pencil sharpener.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 20

Three shop-made rounding tools for making long dowels, handles, etc. They include the dowel-sizing plate, tine cutter, and rounder plane.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 63

Table saw jig for sawing longitudinal slots in dowel rods is guided by the rip fence.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 20

Dowel-slotting jig holds a dowel vertically so a slot can be cut in one end using a table saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 32

Tip describes how to make a precision, custom-size dowel using a drill and steel drill gauge.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 44

Tip: Make your own dowel pin die from a piece of U-shaped channel or plate steel with holes of various sizes drilled into the web.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #230 Jul-Aug 1982 (v.32#6) pg. 102

Dowel cutting jig for a table saw is made from a piece of angle iron.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 155

How to make dowels of any length using a round-over bit in a router table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #333 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.42#10) pg. 16

Resizing dowels using a machinist's steel drill gauge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 14

Tip on removing a broken dowel pin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 36

A dowel maker. A wooden tool with a sharpened cutter made from a file, can be used to make dowels from hardwood in large diameters (1" or more).
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 67

Make your own hardwood dowels using a simple jig and a hand plane.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 14

Tip: Build a dowel making jig from wood, a sharp plane blade and a C-clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 6

Jig for making uniform-size dowels on a lathe by using a router instead of lathe chisels.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 22

Making dowels with the table saw using this simple jig.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 16

Making dowels with a router using this simple jig.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 16

Reduce the diameter of a dowel by chucking a router bit in a drill press and rotating the dowel under the bit. Use guide blocks to support dowel.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 20

Turning tips. (1) Tenon sizer jig. (2) Dowel reducer jig. (3) Honing tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 91

Working with dowels. Includes jigs and devices for sanding dowels, drilling dowels, rounding dowel ends, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 40

How to bend steamed hardwood dowels around a form.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 14

Tip: Make dowels by driving a square stick through a round hole in a steel plate.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 12

How to make long wooden dowels using a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 10

Tip: Use a pencil sharpener to chamfer dowel pins.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 12

Tip on compressing glue grooves in dowel pins using a drill press chuck.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 12

Tip on fluting a gluing dowel using a box-end wrench.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 18

A router fixture for making dowels from square stock. A long blank is chucked in a drill and fed into the fixture where a straight router bit converts it to round dowelling.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 79

Modify a hand-held, twist-type pencil sharpener to make small-diameter dowels.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 12

Tip on cutting thin slices (disks) from a dowel.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10

Jig for cutting a chamfer on the end of a wooden pin or dowel.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 30

Make wooden dowels by using an electric drill to run square work pieces through a hole cut in a steel plate.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 30

Tip on using a tubing cutter to cut wooden dowels.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 38

Tip for quickly chamfering dowels.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 26

A 2 page reference guide to dowels.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 75

Tip: reduce outer diameter of dowel pins with a drill press and file.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1980 (v.69#7) pg. 53

A jig for cutting slots in the ends of dowels or round tenons which are to receive wedges. Use jig on table saw.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #641 Oct 1981 (v.77) pg. 79

Dowel making jig for a lathe will produce good dowels up to 7/16" in diameter. Jig is built from wood and requires only a C-clamp and a gouge to use.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Winter 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 31

Jig for putting spiral grooves in dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 168

Self-ejecting dowel maker for producing short wood dowels in diameters from 3/16" to 5/16".
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1968 (v.130#4) pg. 184

Jig to cut glue kerf on long lengths of dowel using a band saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1976 (v.146#2) pg. 96

How to turn dowels on your drill press. Simple wooden jig and a chisel are used to turn odd-sized dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1977 (v.147#6) pg. 174

Make a dowel plate for scratching glue-escape grooves into wooden dowels. The Dowel plate jig is made from wood and wood screws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 152

Tip: How to make a dowel venting jig so you can safely cut a glue groove in a wooden dowel using a table saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 153

Tip: Jig for holding dowels while sanding, sawing, or boring holes in them.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 167

Make your own dowel cutter. Use it with a lathe to make doweling.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 53

How to make your own dowel buttons.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 99

Make these 4 tools for your shop. Metalworking skills required to fabricate the tools. (1) Push-apart pliers. (2) Shop anvil. (3) Round-stock cutter. (4) Offset hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 100

Using dowel pins. Making your own spiral-grooved dowels. Jig for cutting flutes in dowels. Special non-stick dowels for dry-assembling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1987 (v.164#12) pg. 40

Tip on making your own fluted dowel pins.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1989 (v.166#9) pg. 97

Dowel pointer made from drill rod.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 128

Jig for safely cutting dowels into short pins using a radial arm saw.
SHOPNOTES #7 Jan 1993 (v.2) pg. 28

Jig for precisely cutting dowels to lengths ranging from 1/4" to 2" in 1/4" increments.
SHOPNOTES #42 Nov 1998 (v.7) pg. 5

Tip: Simple jig for safely dadoing, trimming to length, or decreasing the diameter of a dowel on a table saw or radial arm saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 41

Tip on cutting a groove in long dowels to let trapped air and glue escape.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 14

Tip on using masking tape to make it easier to cut a number of same-sized short dowels.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 12
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 14

PVC pipe cutter can clip dowels up to 0.5" diameter.
WOOD MAGAZINE #53 Aug 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 18

How to do dowel round-overs using a table-mounted router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 14

Holder firmly grips small dowels for cutting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 25

How to make a simple dowel gauge to take with you when you go shopping to ensure the purchase of dowels that are the right size.
WOOD MAGAZINE #58 Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 15

Tip on sanding the outside of short dowels using an orbital palm sander and this simple jig.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 10

How to determine if wooden dowel rods are made of birch or ramin.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 14

Four-in-one dowel gauge checks diameter and hole depth.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 74

Technique for resizing dowels ever so slightly.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 24

Tip shows a safe way to cut a flat on a dowel using a jointer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #119 Dec 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 28

Five ways to get the most out of your router table. (1) Using templates. (2) Routing biscuit slots. (3) Making large-diameter dowels. (4) Cutting spline miter slots. (5) Jointing on a router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #138 Dec 2001 (v.18#9) pg. 50

Tip: Use a drill press and sanding block to sand short lengths of dowel to a smaller diameter.
WOODSMITH #9 May 1980 pg. 12

Tip: Chamfer dowels on a grinding wheel.
WOODSMITH #10 Jul 1980 pg. 3

Tip: Jig for cutting grooves in the sides of dowels using a band saw.
WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 3

Tip: How to cut short lengths off several dowels at one time without ragged edges or loose pieces.
WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 3

How to combine a router, an electric drill and a simple jig to make your own long dowel rods from square stock.
WOODSMITH #19 Jan 1982 pg. 3

Dowel making. Jig for custom-making dowels using a router.
WOODSMITH #39 May-Jun 1985 pg. 16
Added Info WOODSMITH #42 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 3

Simple jig for cutting slots in the end of a dowel to form a "wedged dowel".
WOODSMITH #39 May-Jun 1985 pg. 23

Simple jig for your router table is used to cut a clean tenon centered on the end of a dowel.
WOODSMITH #48 Dec 1986 pg. 15

Jig for cutting equal-length short dowels. The jig will cut off dowels in 0.5" increments up to 2" long. The jig accepts four different diameters of dowels.
WOODSMITH #60 Dec 1988 pg. 3

How to fabricate matching dowels using a router table and a round-over bit.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 4

Jig for safely cutting round dowels into short lengths on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #85 Feb 1993 (v.15) pg. 17

Making dowels using a router table.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 14

Tip on scoring dowels (in order to prevent tearout on the backside) when cutting to length on a band saw.
WOODSMITH #97 Feb 1995 (v.17) pg. 4

(1) Making large dowels from square stock using a router table and simple jig. (2) Cutting round tenons on the end of dowels.
WOODSMITH #115 Feb 1998 (v.20) pg. 31

Plane shaving. How to fabricate and use a round stick plane for converting square stock into dowels using a lathe.
WOODTURNING #64 Jun 1998 pg. 76

Technique uses a router table to fabricate dowels or tapered spindles.
WOODWORK #12 Winter 1991 pg. 24

A dowel-cutter for the lathe. An easily made tool for producing custom dowels.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 63

Tip: How to cut pegs (pins or tree nails) used to pin slot mortises.
WOODWORKER #1057 Dec 1981 (v.85) pg. 868

Dowel groover is made from a suitable block of hardwood drilled out to receive the common sizes of dowels.
WOODWORKER #1067 Oct 1982 (v.86) pg. 683

Tip: How to make your own dowels in custom sizes and/or woods.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 401

Dowel box is used to make short lengths of hardwood dowels with a hand plane.
WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 352

Shop-made "strail engine" suitable for shaping rake handles (large dowels).
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 864

Infinitely adjustable dowel sizer. Convert an adjustable spanner (wrench) into a tool for turning dowels of various sizes.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 582

Tip on making your own dowels in sizes from 1/8" to 3/8".
WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 1049

Make wooden spigots (short, large-diameter dowel pins) by rotating and clamping rough stock in a metal vise and trimming off crushed wood until the size is correct.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1077

Make your own dowels of various diameters using these dowel cutters made from mild steel tubing or pipe.
WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 912

Make dowelling of a specific diameter or from a particular wood. Two methods shown. (1) Table saw jig. (2) Plunge router jig.
WOODWORKER Mar 1991 (v.95#3) pg. 300

Making small dowelling (under 3mm diameter) using a shop-built drawplate.
WOODWORKER Dec 1991 (v.95#12) pg. 1302

Home-made dowel turner allows the making of dowels from the same wood as the project. A reprint of a 1943 article.
WOODWORKER Jun 1993 (v.97#6) pg. 110

Tip: Shrink dowels in a warm oven to avoid splitting dowel holes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 7

Tip: Volkswagen pliers are a good tool for grooving dowels.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 13

Tip: How to make your own small dowel stock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 7

Tip: Jig to quickly cut accurate wedge slots in the ends of dowels, rungs, legs, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 7

Jig for cutting a glue relief slot in the side of a dowel using a table saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 14

Tip: How to "size" dowel pins by "drilling" them through a die that is the same diameter as your dowel drill bit.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 40

Tip: Use round toothpicks as dowels for joining thin stock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 50

Tip: Use Jacobs chuck on drill press to press indentions into dowels prior to gluing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 7

Simple jig for cutting a large number of uniform-length short dowels using a band saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 12

Jig for splitting dowels (sawing dowels in half along their length) using a band saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 12

Dowel-turning jig is a block of wood with a notch so a wood-turning chisel can be clamped to the block.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1970 (v.26#4) pg. 60

Tip shows how to make a simple jig to hold dowels securely for cutting to length.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 85

Ingenious decorations made from dowel scraps.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 86

Two handy jigs for dowels. (1) Adjustable V-block jig for accurately drilling holes into the side of a round object. (2) Step jig for accurately cutting dowels to the same length.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 99

Tip suggests using an old pencil sharpener to chamfer dowel ends.
WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 11

Jig for ripping dowels into half-round molding using a band saw.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 17