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Dowel Maker for long Dowels, Dowel Sizing Plate

Dowel Maker for long Dowels, Dowel Sizing Plate

Dowel Cutter (Tapered Tenon Cutter)
VERITAS Dowel and Tenon Cutter

These cutters made by Veritas can be used two ways. Using them like a hand-held pencil sharpener, you can put accurate tenons on the tips of turnings or on rustic furniture components. The cutters can also be used with a power feed to make accurate dowelling.

Using a hand drill for power, you need only cut square stock slightly oversize (1/16 in. over is ample) and use a square socket to power the stock through the dowel cutter. The carbon-steel blade in the plated zinc-alloy body is adjustable.

Works equally well in soft, green or hard woods. The curved blade is relatively easy to sharpen when required. Available in three finish diameters only: 3/8 in. (9.5 mm), 7/16 in. (11.1 mm) and 1/2 in. (12.7 mm).
Dowel Cutter
Dowel Cutter
Sketches left show using with power feed and sing like a hand-held pencil sharpener.

A. Dowel Cutter 3/8 in. (9,5 mm)
Order nr. 307850CartPrice € 38.90

B. Dowel Cutter 7/16 in. (11,1 mm)
Order nr. 307851CartPrice € 38.90

C. Dowel Cutter 1/2 in. (12,7 mm)
Order nr. 307852CartPrice € 38.90

D. Square Socket 5/8 in. (15.9 mm)
für 1/2 in. dowel
has 3/8 in. square-drive end
Order nr. 307856CartPrice € 4.95

E. Square Socket 1/2 in. (12.7 mm)
für 3/8 in. and 7/16 in. dowel
has 3/8 in. square-drive end
Order nr. 307855CartPrice € 4.90

F. Socket Adaptor
hat 3/8 in. square-drive end
und 1/4 in. hex shank
Order nr. 307854CartPrice € 2.70

Replacement Curved Blade
for Dowel Cutter
Order nr. 307853CartPrice € 13.90
Dowel Sizing Plate
With this dowel sizing plate you make your own correct sized dowels. Drive roughly sized stock through a hole of the hardened steel plate and on the other side appears the dowel with the desired diameter. The plate is hardened to 52 HRC. Quick and easy to use. We recommend to fix the plate on a piece of wood leaving enough space for the dowels to come through. Only for smooth dowels! You cannot make fluted dowels with this plate.
Size 130 x 38 x 6 mm
For dowels 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 und 16 mm
Order nr. 300170CartPrice € 34.50
Veritas Dowel Former
This dowel former allows you to make dowels of any length as you need them. You simply drive an oversized piece of wood through the sharp-edged hole of the solid A2 tool steel insert to shear excess material from the dowels.

The 76 mm (3 inch) diameter mounting plate (which can be used over a 19 mm or 20 mm dog hole) has two screw holes for permanent mounting; the interchangeable inserts snap into it securely. You need at least one mounting plate and one insert in the size of the dowel you want to make.

Cross section view on picture shown for clarity!

Mounting Plate
Compatible with all sizes
Order nr. 325202CartPrice € 12.90

Insert 3 mm
Order nr. 325210CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 4 mm
Order nr. 325211CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 6 mm
Order nr. 325213CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 8 mm
Order nr. 325214CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 10 mm
Order nr. 325215CartPrice € 10.90

Insert 12 mm
Order nr. 325216CartPrice € 10.90
Boxed Set of Veritas Dowel Former
Boxed Set of Veritas Dowel Former
Mounting Plate
Inserts 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm
Comes in plastic box with space for two additional inserts.
Order nr. 325201CartPrice € 43.90
Dowel Maker - Professional Tool

You can easily make dowels in your favorite wood! This professional-grade dowel cutter - "Made in Germany" - lets you easily turn square stock into handy dowels.

If you plan to buy the dowel maker, you'll need:
an electric drill and a fixture to hold it. You probably already have the drill; the fixture may be purchased at any woodworking dealer.

To make dowels, you'll need the basic tool ("Grundgerät"), one of the two drives ("Mitnehmer") we offer to produce the desired dowel size, and an adapter sleeve insert ("Einsatzhülse") of the corresponding diameter.   Delivery time approx. 1 week!
Instructions and Enlargement

Item description Order nr.Price
Basic Tool Basic Tool "Grundgerät"
The basic tool is fitted with cutters,
but you'll need a drive
and an insert in any case.
Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301830CartPrice € 147.00
Mitnehmer Drive "Mitnehmer"
for dowels 6 - 14 mm (1/4 - 9/16 in.) dia.
to be attached to drill
Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301831CartPrice € 33.90
Drive "Mitnehmer"
for dowels 15 - 26 mm (9/16 - 1 1/32 in.) dia.
to be attached to drill
Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301832CartPrice € 36.90
Insert Insert 6 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301834CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 8 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301835CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 10 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301836CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 12 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301837CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 13 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301838CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 14 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301839CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 15 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301840CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 16 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301841CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 18 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301842CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 19 mm
Order nr. 301843CartPrice € 53.00
Insert 20 mm
Order nr. 301844CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 22 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301845CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 24 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301846CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 25 mm
Order nr. 301847CartPrice € 52.00
Insert 26 mm Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301848CartPrice € 53.00
Replacement Blade Replacement Blade Delivery time 1 week!
Order nr. 301833CartPrice € 37.50
Veritas Dowel Maker
The Veritas Dowel Maker lets you make perfectly sized dowel from 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) to 1 inch (25.4 mm) dia. in 1/16 inch increments, up to 4 feet (1219 mm) 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 inch (3 mm) 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. Note: only in inch measurements, metric not available!
Basic Dowel Maker (1 inch)
Included in delivery (view counterclockwise):
Blade setting gauge
Hex key 3/32 inch (2.4 mm)
Hex key 5/16 inch (7.9 mm)
Wrench 1-1/8 inch
Bushing 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Bushing 15/16 inch (23.8 mm)
Drive Adapter 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
Square socket 1-1/8 inch (28.6 mm)
Basic Dowel Maker (1 inch)
The cast and anodized aluminum body of the dowel maker comes drilled to make 1 inch (25.4 mm) dia. dowel and includes both 1 inch (25.4 mm) and 15/16 (23.8 mm)inch steel guide bushings. The range of blade adjustment lets you make dowel as much as 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) undersize (frequently an advantage when you want it slightly undersize for a sliding fit) so Veritas includes a 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) 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 inch (19.05 mm) dog hole using the optional dog assembly.

The basic dowel maker comes with the body and blades, a 1-1/8 inch (28.6 mm) square socket drive with drive adapter, 1 inch (25.4 mm) and 15/16 inch (23.8 mm) guide bushings, a wrench and hex keys.
Instructions (PDF)
Order nr. 308800CartPrice € 229.00

Repl. Front Blade
Order nr. 308811CartPrice € 18.95

Repl. Rear Blade
Order nr. 308812CartPrice € 18.95
11/16 and 3/4 inch Dowel Insert
Picture: nr. 308806

1/4 inch Dowel Insert
Picture: nr. 308802
Optional Dowel Inserts for Veritas Dowel Maker
Each optional insert comes with a square socket drive and two guide bushings, the nominal size and the 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) undersize (except for the 1/4 inch insert sleeve, as the lower 16th size to this, 3/16 inch, 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.

1/4 inch Dowel Insert (6.35 mm)
Order nr. 308802CartPrice € 39.90

5/16 and 3/8 inch Dowel Insert (7.94 and 9.53 mm)
Order nr. 308803CartPrice € 42.90

7/16 and 1/2 inch Dowel Insert (11.11 and 12.7 mm)
Order nr. 308804CartPrice € 42.90

9/16 and 5/8 inch Dowel Insert (14.29 and 15.88 mm)
Order nr. 308805CartPrice € 42.90

11/16 and 3/4 inch Dowel Insert (17.46 and 19.05 mm)
Currently not in stock!
Order nr. 308806Cart
Price € 42.90

13/16 and 7/8 inch Dowel Insert (20.64 and 22.23 mm)
Order nr. 308807CartPrice € 42.90
Plastic Case for Dowel Inserts
Plastic Case for Dowel Inserts
Save storage for all standard sizes!
Order nr. 308810CartPrice € 17.90
Veritas Dowel Inserts for Arrow Makers
Veritas Dowel Inserts for Arrow Makers
An excellent way to make accurate arrow shafts using your own lumber, the 5/16 inch (7.94 mm), 11/32 inch (8.73 mm), and 23/64 inch (9.13 mm) dowel inserts are designed to match the traditional shaft diameters for wooden arrows. For use with our Veritas Dowel Maker (Nr. 308800), each anodized aluminum insert comes with the nominal-size steel guide bushing and a square socket drive. Wood not included!

5/16 inch (7.94 mm) Arrow Maker Dowel Insert
Order nr. 308815CartPrice € 39.90

11/32 inch (8.73 mm) Arrow Maker Dowel Insert
Order nr. 308816CartPrice € 39.90

23/64 inch (9.13 mm) Arrow Maker Dowel Insert
Order nr. 308817CartPrice € 39.90
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