OK so this is nothing radical but worth adding to the armoury.
I am in the process of making a protective box for my clock bushing tool and the various accessories that are used with it. I had some 9mm MDF board in stock that looked a potential candidate for this. The only problem with a 9mm board thickness is that this didn’t leave much margin for error using standard 6mm dowels and I did not want to use screws or nails to hold my box together.
The solution I came up with was to use 3mm bamboo barbeque sticks as dowel substitutes. These are incredibly strong in sub 25mm lengths.
I did cheat however and did not try fit them in blind holes but instead drilled the mounting holes through to the outside surface. It still looks OK and has resulted in a very strong structure.
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