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Forum topic by Dee1 posted 11-19-2013 02:20 PM 781 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2013 02:20 PM

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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#1 posted 11-19-2013 02:37 PM

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 04:24 PM

http://www.bellforestproducts.com/

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 05:55 PM

Just got off the phone with Bell Forest products nothing that small
Thanks for the suggestions
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#4 posted 11-19-2013 07:35 PM

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 11-19-2013 07:48 PM

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

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 07:55 PM

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 11-19-2013 08:55 PM

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.

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#8 posted 11-19-2013 09:33 PM

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 11-19-2013 10:31 PM

I make my own. You can also.

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#10 posted 11-20-2013 12:06 AM

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

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