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ydb1md

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Veritas recently introduced their dowel and tenon cutters in 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2".

Does anyone know if they plan to introduce a 1/4" cutter? I need to make dowels for some draw bore mortise & tenons but I really don't want to do a 3/8" draw bore.

I'm making a bed out of maple and I'm using mortise & tenon joints. I want to use maple dowels for my draw bores but 1/4" maple dowels are a little hard to find. Also, in future projects when I use draw boring, it'd be nice to be able to make my own dowels for different woods.
 

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If you look on the web site you can see they have plans for a 5/8" and a 9/16" cutter. Too bad. I guess you'll have to roll your own. Bean was saying how he makes dowel cutters by filing a nut. There's also a wooden version you can make.
 
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For draw bore pins, I prefer to use a dowel plate. You can buy one from LN(which is nice hardened steel) or just drill a hole in a piece of mild steel as I did. The mild steel wears quickly but you can pein around the hole to create a burr that will keep you going awhile longer. After awhile you just have throw the plate on the old post drill and drill a new hole.
Split a piece of wood to rough size (this ensures you have long grain running through the dowel which is important for draw bore pins), whittle down to a little oversize and drive through the plate. Green wood is great for making the pins and driving into the draw bore but dry wood will work.

PS: After writing this, I saw there was an article by David Charlesworthon the LN site which does a much better job of explaining this. That dowel plate just might be my first LN tool!
 

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