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Re: Loose dowel joints on antique table

Posted By: James Schooley (0-1pool246-22.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 2/3/4 21:01

In Response To: Loose dowel joints on antique table (mick)

The dowel will shrink to it's original size soon after it swells from the wot water. When removing a broken dowel, drill out the center with a slightly smaller drill and break out the outer parts to leave the original hole, since the bit will often cut away from the dowel center. You can drill all the holes to a slightly larger size or fill the voids with some veneer. Glue will not fill a gap and deliver the required stregnth. Look for a dowelin guide to help you next time.

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