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HOW TO DRILL HOLES FOR DOWELED TABLE TOP
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How to Drill Holes For Doweled Table Top

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Description:
If holes drilled in the squared edges of stock match similar holes in other stock the pieces can be assembled and held together to form a table top. The number, diameter, and length of the dowels should be suited to the thickness of the stock.

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Use:
The construction of a table top from a single piece of stock may be inadvisable because:
a) Material not readily available.
b) Cost is prohibitive.
c) Possibility of warping.
d) Laminated appearance is desirable.
A top, built up by doweling, overcomes these objections.

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