Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

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Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

Postby Keith Walden » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:19 pm

Ok, so the bandsaw is out of commission, so has anyone built a successful side mold with dowel rods?

The hot-mold will need to be sawed out somehow but I can do that with a rasp and some saw action, the inside mold is what Im needing. Any good designs with limited tool use?
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Re: Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

Postby Bryan Bear » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:54 pm

I have not done it but many have with success. Try searching the libraries here for adjustable molds. You'll likely find a lot of inspiration.
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Re: Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 pm

I've made an "adjustable work board" by screwing "L" shaped wooden blocks to a small sheet of plywood. You could use square blocks but the "L" shape allows you to clamp the sides to the blocks a little easier. Draw the body outline on the plywood and screw the blocks with the long side of the "L" just touching it. An added refinement is to clip the corner of the "L" to allow the top to extend past the sides a little bit during construction.
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Re: Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

Postby Keith Walden » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:41 pm

Yea, I saw that one guy who uses molding like an ''L'', so yea, I would go with the screws on that type, thanks think I got this. Movin it forward hopefully I have the wood thinned by October. Got a cheapi neck off Ebay for $20.00. its all looking good.
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