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Dowels are cylindrical sticks of wood. For the plastic "Dübel", see wall anchors.

Dowel Pegs


Dowel Pegs

Synonyms: dowel pins, "dowels"; DE: Holzdübel,
On Site? some
Suggested Donation: 1-3 ct
Location: wall above scroll saw
Suggested Tools: dowel centers, wood drill bits, hammers
Contains: wood

Wooden dowels are useful for reinforcing butt joints or pulling together certain more sophisticated joints.

When using dowels, try marking the desired depth on your drill bit with a bit of masking tape and use dowel centers to neatly line up the second set of holes.

Dowel Rods

Long dowels are available out of various wood species and are sawn to size as desired. There are also plenty of "dowelmaking jig" designs if you'd like to make your own.