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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 06-05-2015 03:25 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2015 03:25 PM

Any recommendations on a good source of exotic dowel rods? I am looking to find various sizes and colors for some inlays in cutting boards and table tops, but I haven’t found a decent source yet.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.


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#1 posted 06-05-2015 04:39 PM

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#2 posted 06-05-2015 04:46 PM

Thanks. I swear I always forget about Ebay.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#3 posted 06-05-2015 05:02 PM

You’re welcome Phillip.

I scored some oak and walnut dowels off of ebay and they were
awesome.

Ask one of the vendors for the different diameters you seek and you just
might get them.

:)

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#4 posted 06-05-2015 05:27 PM

Yeah. I’m hoping to find some of the more vibrant colors. I’m going to use them to add some contrast to a basic maple top. I’m not sure how it will turn out, but I want to make a fairly modern looking table with metal legs and have the colored dowel inserts almost have a playful whimsical feel to it in one corner. I saw some cutting boards that were done like that, not sure who made them, but I have seen several and I think it would be cool. I’m trying to sell a few pieces down at an art walk right by the University of Oklahoma. I think it will definitely work for a girls apartment or dorm room down there.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#5 posted 06-05-2015 05:30 PM

The store I’m selling in is a stones throw away from the college. I don’t want to sacrifice the quality of my product, however I really want to push a new style that I think will do better with the clientele coming into the shop. I’m also in works to design and build my own furniture line. If all goes well I will give the store owner the opportunity to launch it exclusively through her store to some of her higher end designer clients and through her website. Fingers crossed, prayers, and maybe even some sacrifices would be appreciated. No real animals, just throw a torn up dog toy on the fire, that should be fine.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#6 posted 06-05-2015 05:32 PM

All the best!

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#7 posted 06-06-2015 12:19 AM

Dowels are very easy to make on a router table. If you only need short segments, a plug cutter will make a bunch in short order.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-06-2015 03:47 AM

+1 for making your own. It’ll end up being cheaper and provide you with more variability.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#9 posted 06-06-2015 02:12 PM

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?cat=1,180&p=42288

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#10 posted 06-06-2015 08:15 PM

It’s fantastic idea to make dowels on a router table. Thank you, Gfadvm! Due to the internet development I always forget about own hands ;). Thus the desire to buy something is more strong than try to make it by yourself.

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