fluted dowel rods

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Forum topic by thewoodmaster posted 08-20-2010 07:02 AM 3675 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-20-2010 07:02 AM

I recently purchased the Jessem Dowel jig. So far the jig works great, haven’t really put it through the paces yet but I’m sure it will perform great. I have been looking around the net for fluted dowel stock. Not the pins, those are everywhere. I would like to have some long stock, so I can make the dowels what ever length I want. I can get the smooth ones, but not the fluted. Has anyone out there in LJ land found a supplier of these. I would love to know.

I’ll post a review of the jig after I use it a bit more.

thank you

-- dan "insert pithy woodworking coment here"

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#1 posted 08-20-2010 07:49 AM

the largest I’ve seen was a Chinese dowel pin that was 6inches… I wonder if you could somehow make a “contraption” with like nails of something that would cut into the dowel? Some sort of Ring with the nails or cutting pins in to all the way around.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 02:19 PM

Sears used to make a tool where you drove the dowels through a steel device and it fluted the dowel. You could use any length dowel and as I remember it, there were 4 or 5 diameter openings.

I still have it but don’t know if they still make it.


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#3 posted 08-20-2010 08:01 PM

Check this out. You can make flute your own


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