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Forum topic by Al Killian posted 04-25-2009 12:06 AM 993 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Al Killian

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04-25-2009 12:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question milling turning shaping

I was wondering who uses hardwood dowels and what sizes are the most common. I am asking becouse I am getting some knives made for my moulding machine to make dowels. I know turners use them for mills and such. I am going to ask this on a few forums to try and get the widest feedback.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#1 posted 04-26-2009 04:10 AM

Al – I use oak dowels in my adirondack chairs all the time. Usually 3/8”.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 04-26-2009 04:42 AM

You can buy 1/2 round router bits for a reasonable price to cut them on the router table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 04-26-2009 06:18 AM

Karson, The moulder is much quicker and more uniform.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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