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Dowel

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Description

The term 'Dowel' most commonly refers to circular rods of timber. Wooden Dowel (or Dowelling) is available in a range of sizes - 5mm, 6mm, 8mm 10mm and 12mm being in common use.


Features and Applications

Dowel rods can be cut into short lengths and used to reinforce Butt Joints. When used to make a Dowel Joint in this way, it is important to create a 'flat' along the length, or make a saw cut, to allow the excess glue to escape when the joint is brought together under pressure. Commercially available pre-cut Dowels are ribbed along their length for the same purpose.


Short lengths of Dowel can also be made by driving pieces of timber through a Dowel Plate.


DT Online Buyers' Guide
300mm (12 Professional Carpenters 6 Draper 64440 Marking Gauge TK9K® - Power Tool Accessories Wood Drills Dowel Centre Point Set 8 pce pieces 6mm - 12mm Chrome plated. For accurate alignment of drill holes when dowel-pinning joinery. Pack of 8 (2mm x 6mm, 2mm x 8mm, 2mm x 10mm and 2mm x 12mm). Faithfull DOWKIT6 6mm Dowel Kit Drill and Points Faithfull DOWKIT8 Dowel Kits Wolfcraft 4645000 Universal Dowel Kit Wolfcraft 4640000 Dowel Master - 6, 8 and 10 mm dowel pins
300mm (12") Moore and Wright Engineers Steel Rule Professional Carpenters 6" Hardwood Try Square WW008 Draper 64440 Marking Gauge TK9K® - Dowel Centre Point Set 8 pce pieces 6mm - 12mm Chrome plated. Faithfull DOWKIT6 6mm Dowel Kit Drill and Points Faithfull DOWKIT8 Dowel Kits Wolfcraft 4645000 Universal Dowel Kit Wolfcraft 4640000 Dowel Master - 6, 8 and 10 mm dowel pins