Any idea on how to round the ends of a 1 1 /2" dowel?

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Forum topic by ruco posted 03-08-2016 02:10 PM 596 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2016 02:10 PM

I need to round the ends or tips of a 1 1/2” dowel, I don´t have a lathe, any idea on how to do this?

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#1 posted 03-08-2016 02:16 PM

disc or belt sander

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#2 posted 03-08-2016 02:20 PM

You could make a V shaped sled to hold the dowel in and try using the router table, just creep up on it or it could get jumpy.

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 02:39 PM

I like Brian’s idea. I was thinking router table as well, but a V shaped sled, like you would use to cut slots for splines on a box, would help to keep things stable.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 02:42 PM

Yes, I like Brian´s idea as well, will have to try, thanks

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#5 posted 03-09-2016 01:15 AM

3/4” roundover bit with a top bearing. No need for a sled, just push the end of the dowel to the bit and rotate. On the router table.

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

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#6 posted 03-09-2016 01:53 AM

Thank you gfadvm, it´s the best solution, let´s see how well it comes out.

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