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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Default Dowel hole is too big, now what?

So, i have a 1" dowel, and i drilled a 1" hole for a rocking horse handle.

Im not sure what the problem is but either the dowel is less than 1" or the drill bit is more than 1", but the dowel is loose. It does not fit snug. How can I correct this?
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How much slop is there and is this made to be removable at a later time or a permanent fixture ?
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enough slop to where the hole will not hold the dowel in by friction, and yes, its supposed to be permanent.
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Many ways to get it to fit,,if you have a Japanese hand saw you cut a slot in the center of the dowel and drive in a thin wedge in,brass works well.

Or wrap it will some thick paper,the paper will take up the slop and it's real hard to see it after..

Note....most all the dowels are under size.
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ha! Duh....i dont know why I did not think of splitting it and putting a wedge in it! Thanks for the tip, i will try it. Im not very experienced in wood working. I had thought of putting paper around it, but didnt know if that would be good enough. I suppose it would be, it will be glued and paper is made of wood...so why not.

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I would have just glued it, but then there would probably have been a visible seem some where huh ?
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Hi

The paper will hold ,,soak the paper with glue tap it in the hole and wipe the glue off with some white vinegar and bottle water, a spray bottle works well, a 50/50 mix will clean the glue off...so you don't get that nasty blotch mark from the glue that likes to seal the wood

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ha! Duh....i dont know why I did not think of splitting it and putting a wedge in it! Thanks for the tip, i will try it. Im not very experienced in wood working. I had thought of putting paper around it, but didnt know if that would be good enough. I suppose it would be, it will be glued and paper is made of wood...so why not.

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I should clarify.... I meant I would have just glued it as is with no paper.
But I'm a newbie so... LOL !
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Hi Duane

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I should clarify.... I meant I would have just glued it as is with no paper.
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BJ if your a newbie I am in serious trouble!!

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