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high quality dowel

I have been trying to find a source for high quality hardwood dowel.



Everything I am finding locally is complete junk not straight, not round, etc.



I see there are many on-lline retailers. I am just wondering if anyone has a specific suggestion of who to go with.



I am looking for smaller dimensions- 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 in lengths around 36".







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Another method, uses a router for roughing the shape, and a chisel, but could also use a hand plane blade for final dimensions.

http://woodgears.ca/dowel/making.html#maker
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Thank-you for the tips but I am just not set up to make the dowels myself.
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I buy mine from either Meisel wood hobby or California dowel.
I buy birch, cherry and walnut.
Most of the time they are fairly straight but they are always the
right diameter.
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Check out some local hardwood dealers or kilns. If no luck there, I would think there are some dealers online
who deal in quality hardwood dowels.
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