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1645552 No.1645552 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How do I attach a wooden dowel to the end of a plank? The plank weighs 2.5 kg and needs to be thrown. I tried pic related but the dowel cracks. I don't have a drillbit wide enough to make a hole for the dowel. Please help

>> No.1645554

>>1645552
>needs to be thrown.

elaborate.

oh and by the way, your first attempt was awesome.

>> No.1645555

>>1645554
It's a reenactment anti tank grenade

>> No.1645557

>>1645552
what's the diameter of the dowel?

>> No.1645559

>>1645557
3 cm, pine

>> No.1645560

>>1645559
Just buy the right sized forstner bit?

>> No.1645564

>>1645552
You can drill smaller hole and shape the dowel tip with knife. Maybe upto 50%, too small and the end snaps. And use wood glue.

>> No.1645565

Square the end of the dowel, say an inch from the end. Cut a channel into the board to that same depth. Install dowel, drill hole through board with installed dowel, install screw

>> No.1645569
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1645569

Ok /diy/udes I came up with this. (With screws in place of nails ofc)

>> No.1645573

>>1645569
>how to split wood.jpg

>> No.1645574

>>1645569
>Ok /diy/udes I came up with this. (With screws in place of nails ofc)

ouch.

instead of buying a lot of crap, can you add a smaller board on either side to reinforce the joint? something narrow enough to strap to the dowel with cord or whatever, that is wider up on the board so you can screw or nail to the board? butting it like your two pics is just not the best approach.

>> No.1645586

>>1645569
Bad idea/10

>> No.1645594

>>1645552
make the "plank" bit out of expanded poly foam.

>> No.1645602

>>1645552
>drill out the appropriate diameter hole in the plank
>put dowel in
>drill small cross-hole
>remove dowel
>apply glue
>re-insert dowel
>insert smaller dowel into cross-hole

>> No.1645606
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1645606

>>1645552
Lap joint with grove into the plank. Insert the dowel. Glue. Drill pilot holes, install screws.

>I don't have a drillbit wide enough
Make one.

>> No.1645665

>>1645552
Hole saw?

>> No.1645667

>>1645665
He'd be better with a forstner bit

>> No.1645673

>>1645552
its essential a wooden hammer, just drill a damn hole and glue it in

>> No.1645726

>>1645594
Not heavy enough to be realistic

>> No.1645750

Drill a hole in the plank, put some glue in the hole, insert dowel into hole, let set.

If you look at how similar joints are made (eg, a mallet or shaker-style chair) you'll see that that this method works great.

Or, drill a hole in the end of the dowel, and one in the plank, and insert/glue a smaller metal dowel in between them.


The first option is better but requires a larger drill bit. A cheap spade bit from the hardware store would work fine.

Either of these methods will look much better and be much stronger than a pile of janky screws or brackets.

>> No.1645760

drill a hole into the block to fit the handle
depth of hole should be 1-1/2 to 2 times the diameter of the handle
check for proper fit
use thin kerf saw to split the end of the handle to 90% of the depth of the hole
insert wedge 'just barely into split'
insert handle -wedge first- into hole
drive handle fully into hole
the bottom of the hole will drive wedge into split
use glue with the wedge for extra secure hold

>> No.1645813

>>1645606

>that pic

thanks I was wondering how I could make my own drill bits

>> No.1645822

>>1645552
If you replaced the screwed on straps with pipe clamps it would probably work assuming the screws in the bracket going into the plank are sturdy enough. Buying a 3cm drill bit so you can just glue it in would be best though.

>> No.1645843

>>1645667
Bingo. Close the thread.

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