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Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

I always seem to be at random so maybe I'll win this. Seriously though, it looks like a great deal of good information on one of the most important joints in woodworking. Thanks.

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Looks like a great book. I guess if I don't win it I'll be saving up to buy it. Thanks.

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Re: Make Your Own Dowels

I think riving is the way to go, especially if you're draw boring the pins. I made my own dowell plate from a piece of half inch plate I had in my scrap metal box. I drilled holes in 16th increments from 1/4 to 1/2 and left enough room for some mounting holes to mount it to one of my bench legs. I heated it up to cherry red with a friends acetylene torch and dunked it in a bucket of water. I tend to pull the dowels through with some vice grips after witteling down the end. I start a few sizes bigger than what I need and work it down with successive holes. I got the idea from one of Roy Underhill's books.

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