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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

Following the usual rule of thumb, the 6mm thick wood suggests 2-3mm dowels are as large as I should go (this is about 1/16 inch). 3mm is maybe pushing it (as it leaves only a quarter of the wood's ...
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How big hole can I drill in edge of plywood?

As I was reading this I was thinking there is nothing wrong with doing this, a 3/4" dowel should be able to be drilled and glued in with no problems. Then I read the part about being the back of ...
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How big hole can I drill in edge of plywood?

Is it feasible to drill into the edge of glued-together plywood like this? Yes. Just a note for future readers: this is not a universal yes for all plywood, because of the limitations of some ...
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How to fit small dowel/barrel nut into a large hole?

Since these holes are on the side of the desk, I do not see any reason why a cam-lock would be fit into here. Thus, I have ruled out the cam lock. I suspect that you're incorrect. A typical cam nut ...
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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

But wood glue is pretty thick and gloopy (viscous), so how would I be sure to get good glue coverage. Consider using thinner glue. Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue (aka superglue) is available in low ...
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How do I get good glue coverage with a very small, 2-3mm, dowels?

Consider to score a spiral along the length of the dowel, or scribe lines parallel to the length (fluted dowels). This is akin to some commercially available dowels with rather large scores, providing ...
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