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post #1 of 5 Old 08-21-2007, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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A square peg?

I turn small lace bobbins and I am wondering if anyone can help with a dowler idea how to reduce a 1/4 x 1/4 x 5.5 inch (10x10x130mm) square blank to a round 3/16 inch (5mm). It would save me a lot of time on the lathe with the gouge. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-21-2007, 08:48 AM
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Drill a hole in a steel plate and drive your blank through with a mallet. Dowels have been made like this for a long time.

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I managed to pick up one of these at an auction years ago. works great. The are getting pricey nowadays. Someone does make something similar.

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Just asking- could you chuck it in a drill press and use sanding strips?
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Here's a link for some various dowel cutting tools:

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