Re: Turning Small dowels
It seems the only time I need dowels is after all stores are closed. My solution is to rough turn it on a lathe and then drive the turning through a metal plate drill for whatever size needed. The blank plate cost about $5.00 at a metal retailer and permits drilling for any size dowel you wish to make.
The upside benefit is the dowels can be made of whatever wood suits the project with either matching material or contrast for artistic creativity.
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