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dowels

by tennishoe
posted 01-22-2017 10:43 PM


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#1 posted 01-22-2017 10:51 PM

https://kitkraft.com/products/3-32-dowel (I just googled it)

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 11:51 PM

should stated other than basswood ash or maple

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 12:12 AM

Check out Micro-Mark draw plate

http://www.micromark.com/jewelers-draw-plate,6942.html

Manufacturer does specialty:
http://www.chicagodowel.com/

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#4 posted 01-23-2017 12:44 AM

You can also try just making a draw plate by drillling a hole the size of the dowel you want to make in a piece of steel plate. You then just take a slightly larger dowel, sharpen the end and hammer it through the hole.

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 12:48 AM

I do not think you will be able to hammer a 3/32” dowel. It is too small for that.

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#6 posted 01-23-2017 02:41 AM

How much do you need and of what species. I may be able to help.

DanK

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 03:30 AM

I need 24 pcs 36 long ash or maple

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 03:35 AM

When I need dowels like that I use bamboo kabob skewers. It depends what you are using them for.

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#9 posted 01-23-2017 12:40 PM

1 make lots of tracks don’t lie paying 050 cts. for a12 in piece from t&j

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#10 posted 01-23-2017 01:40 PM



When I need dowels like that I use bamboo kabob skewers. It depends what you are using them for.

- bondogaposis

I’ve been using bamboo kabob skewers as drawbore pins for years! Found in the camping equipment at Wal-Mart … just can’t beat 3600+ drawbore pins for $1.88.

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#11 posted 01-23-2017 01:57 PM

bamboo is to large

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#12 posted 01-23-2017 02:09 PM



bamboo is to large

- tennishoe

That’s why they make sandpaper … LOL!

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#13 posted 01-23-2017 02:41 PM



bamboo is to large
- tennishoe

That s why they make sandpaper … LOL!
- Ron Aylor

Suggestion:
Put any TOO LARGE dowel in the chuck of a hand drill or DP, and then sanding-to-size becomes easier AND the dowel stays round!... ;-)

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#14 posted 01-23-2017 02:52 PM

bamboo is to large
- tennishoe

That s why they make sandpaper … LOL!
- Ron Aylor

Suggestion:
Put any TOO LARGE dowel in the chuck of a hand drill or DP, and then sanding-to-size becomes easier AND the dowel stays round!... ;-)

- HorizontalMike

Mike – I was going to mention the hand drill as you did above, but I did not want to break character by suggesting the use of a power tool … LOL!

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#15 posted 01-23-2017 03:03 PM

Tennishoe, I have ash and maple in stock so I’ll see if I can make some today. Can they be shorter than 36”

DanK

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#16 posted 01-24-2017 10:32 PM

1/8 by 36 is easy to get…. should be simple with either sanding or a dowel plate to get that 1/32 in diameter taken off.

From Woodpeckers – 25 pieces 36” long is 12 bucks.

https://www.amazon.com/Wooden-Dowel-Rods-Unfinished-Woodpecker/dp/B01CMMY8R4/ref=sr_1_12?srs=6502328011&ie=UTF8&qid=1485296951&sr=8-12&keywords=dowels

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#17 posted 01-24-2017 11:40 PM

don’t work

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#18 posted 01-26-2017 03:28 AM

Spent the afternoon working on this. Not remarkable success. Got some pieces pretty good about 12” long in stringy Kentucky Coffee Bean but not in a beautiful straight grained poplar. Have to move on to other projects but the challenge still remains. I’ll dig out the maple and machine up some ash but after these $ projects are done.
DanK

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#19 posted 01-26-2017 01:04 PM

I have tried all the methods mentioned if t&j sells it they must be affable . im looking for the mfg.

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#20 posted 01-26-2017 04:30 PM

I studied machines that make round pointy toothpicks, but didn’t get much help there. It’s going to take a pretty special setup to mass produce something that small. The few wood fibers in 3/32” are very weak. I even tried hedge using all the techniques of simple dowel making. I haven’t tried custom molding heads and have been reluctant to go down that path because the results are seldom round. Making them round involves the same challenges as cutting them from square stock, or even oversized rounds. Draw plates can make roundy things, but not straight things, and being this tiny the wood is not strong enough to draw. On the agenda to try is a BEALL type router jig that mimics pencil sharpener action. My most successful attempts at long pieces involved a belt sander, but again a very special jig would be needed that I don’t have time for right now. But tiny dowels have been floating around in my head for a long time, just because of the challenge to make them. If you find a mfr, I’d sure like to know how they do it.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com Now there's a face that would stop a clock! And seriously mess with small watches.

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#21 posted 01-26-2017 04:41 PM

someone must make them q tips have 3/32 dowels so there is mafg. out there

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#22 posted 01-26-2017 04:42 PM

If you have a wood stretcher it’s easy, just start with a larger dowel and stretch it to the desired dia.
(if only it were that easy)

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#23 posted 01-28-2017 10:47 PM

Cut some 1/4” sycamore dowels today. Anybody want some?

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com Now there's a face that would stop a clock! And seriously mess with small watches.

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