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Forum topic by JohnGreco posted 02-07-2010 04:58 PM 12634 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2010 04:58 PM

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Does anybody know of a source for exotic dowels? I’ve found this one place, but not sure about them- they don’t actually have any sort of order form:

Any online sources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

-- John

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#1 posted 02-07-2010 05:16 PM

WoodWorker Source carrys them.


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#2 posted 02-07-2010 07:05 PM

I get most of my wood from St. Charles Hardwoods here in St. Louis. They do have a selection of exotic dowels, but none listed on their site. I bought some a few years ago to make some wands :)
They didn’t have a huge selection, but they did have wood like Purple Heart etc.

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 07:54 PM

THIS is what you need.

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 10:00 PM

Actually we (Woodworkers Source) do have dowel rods but nothing exotic beyond mahogany.

John, any particular wood type that you need in dowel form? I can imagine that the novelty of making your own dowels wears away quickly, but that may be your only real choice if ‘dowels on demand’ doesn’t pan out for you.

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 10:09 PM

Thanks for all of the replies!

Mark- So far I’m looking for Walnut (easy enough to find), Purpleheart, Zebrawood, and Bloodwood but that list will probably double over the next couple of months. Gonna give Dowels on Demand a shot I think. I’ll give an update afterwards :)

-- John

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#6 posted 01-27-2011 08:24 PM

Hi John. We make exotic wood dowels in 1”, 1-3/16”, 1-3/8”, 1-3/4”, and 2” diameters

The 1-3/8” are available online: 1-3/8 Exotic Wood Dowels

So are the 1” diameter: 1 Exotic Wood Dowels

The other diameters are custom order and available in certain species. Thank you

-- Bell Forest Products, Ishpeming, Michigan

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