Jefferson Lab's Workbench Projects

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Dowel Rod Preparation

1. Cut two lengths of 1 1/8" diameter dowel rod. Make one approximately 6 1/2" long and the other approximately 3 1/2" long.

2. Cut two lengths of 1 1/4" diameter dowel rod. Make both approximately 3/4" long. These small pieces will be used as 'caps' for the two 1 1/8" diameter pieces.

3. Use wood glue to attach one of the 1 1/4" diameter 'caps' to one end of the 3 1/2" long, 1 1/8" diameter piece. Center the pieces as best as you can. Clamp the two pieces together and allow the glue to dry.

4. Use wood glue to attach the second 1 1/4" diameter 'caps' to one end of the 6 1/2" long, 1 1/8" diameter piece. Center the pieces as best as you can. Clamp the two pieces together and allow the glue to dry.

Small 'caps' have been glued to one end of each dowel rod.

Small 'caps' have been glued to one end of each dowel rod.

5. Once the glue has set and the clamps have been removed, the dowel rods are ready for action!

| List of Projects | Magnets on a Stick | Background | Overview | Component List | Base Construction |
| Dowel Rod Preparation | Magnet Preparation | Assembly | Appendix A | Download PDF |