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Dee1

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147 days ago

I have been searching for small walnut dowels where should I be looking? needing a few 1/8” out of a dark wood.
Thanks Dee


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 147 days ago

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#2 posted 147 days ago

http://www.bellforestproducts.com/

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#3 posted 147 days ago

Just got off the phone with Bell Forest products nothing that small
Thanks for the suggestions
D

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#4 posted 147 days ago

I’ve used bamboo kabob skewers that they sell in the grocery store quite a bit and they work quite well and are strong for their diameter, somewhat less than 1/8”. However they are light in color, perhaps they could be stained dark? It always takes me a while to come up with the right drill bit, something like 3/32”.

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#5 posted 147 days ago

Try Arnold Wood – they carry a variety of dowel wood types and diameters.

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#6 posted 147 days ago

Looks like what you want is a model supply shop. For example:
http://www.modelexpo-online.com/product.asp?ITEMNO=MS5306

Or, looks like birch 1/8” dowel is easy to find. Stain it.

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#7 posted 147 days ago

I’ve gotten dowels from my local lumber company but if you can’t find one near you, I’d check out Rockler or Woodcraft (store or site). I’m pretty sure that one or the other has dowels available.

-- Ben from IL

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Dee1

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#8 posted 147 days ago

Thanks again for the replys guys
I can find all kinds of Birch dowels and yes staining is a possibility however when you stain them then drive them in to various dephs then cut them off, no stain and I am needing lots so thought I would try here , Thanks again guys
Dee

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#9 posted 147 days ago

I make my own. You can also.

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UncannyValleyWoods

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#10 posted 147 days ago

Rockler carries Walnut, Birch, Cherry and Oak… If you’re looking for anything else, see above posts.

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