That just about sums it up. The dowels looked quite ropey to me, but once installed, looked superb. I bought the LN Metric plate, but the ones in the picture were from a made up plate at work. I cut some approximate bits of walnut, scraped a bit off the corners (can't remember either a chisel or belt sander perhaps, chiselled a nose onto them, and then twatted them through with a hammer.SimonA":1lsv19rs said:That does look very successful Adam....hmm...I ight get one of those instead then. So how do you use it? Make a square peg of around the same size the trim the corners off and bang it through the plate?