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Using old jigsaw blades: universal dowel guide

For assembling furniture, gluing panels and other joinery, wooden dowels are used. On sale, they are usually found in the size of 8×30 mm and 8×35 mm. Sometimes dowels of a different diameter or length are needed. Make yourself such a device, and you can cut them into any configuration from scraps of boards and slats.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Materials:

  • planed board or piece of furniture board;
  • old ones are tight from a jigsaw – 2 pcs.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Conductor manufacturing process

From a planed board or trimming a furniture board, it is necessary to cut the base of the conductor in the form of a rectangle. Its length should correspond to the duration of the working part of the blade from a jigsaw with teeth, the width is 60-70 mm.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Along the center of the workpiece with an offset of 20 mm from the edge and the same step, holes are drilled in one line for cutting dowels.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

They are made in ascending order of diameter. What holes will be made, such dowels are obtained. The diameters are optimal: 6, 8, 10 and 12 mm.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

On the plank, you need to make 2 longitudinal cuts passing along the edges of the holes. Their depth should match the width of the jigsaw blade without teeth.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

The cut must be made with a narrower circular disc than the thickness of the jigsaw blades. To prevent the workpiece from moving during sawing, it can be temporarily glued to the workbench with double-sided tape.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Jigsaw blades are inserted into the cuts obtained, and the jig is clamped on the edge of the workbench with a clamp.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Next, you need to cut out a square rail of a slightly larger diameter than the required dowel.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Its edge is rounded off with a knife to clamp it into the drill chuck. Then, starting the rotation, you need to drive the workpiece through the hole. It is important here that the direction of its rotation goes to the edges of the teeth of the blades, so if the cut does not occur, then they need to be turned.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

The resulting round profile can be sanded with sandpaper. Then it is cut into dowels of the desired length. After that, they can be used for their intended purpose.

Using old jigsaw blades universal dowel guide

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