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Lie Nielsen Dowel Plates
Ref: LN-DP


If you want to make exact-sized dowels from any wood you choose, a Dowel Plate is the best tool. It's also handy to get a precise tenon on chair spindles. The Lie Nielsen plates are 1/4" x 5-5/8" x 1½" surface ground A2 tool steel. The holes are machined with 6-degree clearance taper on the underside, the holes are straight for the first .025"; so this tool can be sharpened many times without increasing the size - but at 60 Rockwell it probably won't ever need sharpening. The Imperial Dowel plate makes 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" dowels. The Metric Dowel Plate makes 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16mm dowels. Start with a round piece of wood (or something whittled or shaved close to round) ; chamfer the leading end and off you go. There are mounting holes for a No.10 screw.

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Lie Nielsen Dowel Plates

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Imperial Dowel Plate LN-DP-I 55.00
Metric Dowel Plate LN-DP-M 55.00
Lie Nielsen Dowel Plate Wallet : LNDP-W 15.00



Veritas Dowel Maker Master Set
Ref: 05J4520


Until now, making accurately sized dowels has been beyond the ability of the small shop and, in fact, beyond the ability of much of the dowel-making industry. Commonly available dowel rod is made from a milling process that is imprecise at best and wildly inaccurate at worst. We sell good dowel but that is not common. As broad as our selection is, it is still limited in the number of sizes and woods.

The Veritas® Dowel Maker lets you make perfectly sized dowel from 1/4" to 1" dia. in 1/16" increments, up to 4' long (or longer in the larger diameters) from any wood species you wish. The process uses two blades (both highly wear-resistant A2 tool steel), one for roughing and the other for final sizing. You just rip square stock 1/8" oversize and drive it through the dowel maker using a square socket drive in an electric drill. Following simple instructions, you set the two blades for the size you want, make a short section of dowel and then adjust the finishing blade to bring the dowel to exact size. Then run what you need. The fine adjustment is required since woods of different densities have different fiber springback when cut.

The cast and anodized aluminum body of the dowel maker comes drilled to make 1" dia. dowel and includes both 1" and 15/16" steel guide bushings. The range of blade adjustment lets you make dowel as much as 1/16" undersize (frequently an advantage when you want it slightly undersize for a sliding fit) so we include a 1/16" undersize guide bushing because the additional cost is minimal.

The body of the dowel maker incorporates micrometer adjustments in both blade-fixing mechanisms. Also included is a simple jig for precise replacement of blades when they have to be removed for sharpening. The body can be held in a vise, bolted to a bench, or anchored through a 3/4" dog hole using the optional dog assembly.

The basic dowel maker comes with the body and blades, a 1-1/8" square socket drive with drive adapter, 1" and 15/16" guide bushings, a wrench and hex keys.

Each optional insert comes with a square socket drive and two guide bushings, the nominal size and the 1/16" undersize (except for the 1/4" insert sleeve, as the lower 16th size to this, 3/16", is too weak for this process). The inserts are made of anodized aluminum and the bushings are steel. The same square drive is used for the two sizes of dowel.

The master set comes with the inserts and bushings necessary for the 13 dowel sizes from 1/4" to 1" in 1/16" increments, all in a fitted case that holds everything except the bulky main body. The case is also available separately if you choose to build your set over time.

For the first time ever, you can make precise dowel using your own lumber, in both common and unusual woods that you won't find available in dowel form.

Patented. Made in Canada.

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Price: 365.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Veritas Dowel Maker Master Set

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