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post #1 of 12 Old 09-25-2018, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for 3" diameter dowel rod

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The company I work for is looking for a 3" diameter solid dowel rod, at least 2 1/8" long, can go up too 12' ft +. We will cut it to our desired length. We have looked and called all over and finding a 3" seems impossible without getting it turned and driving up the cost.. Everyone has 2" and under. Any suggestions? Located in Michigan
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You might have to have a dowel cutter built to your specs that will convert a piece of square stock to round.
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The quantity that you need will determine the most economical method of production.


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2-15/16 - close enough? they have big stuff, perhaps they can do 3" custom ...
https://caseyswood.com/shoppingcart/...abaa150b7f82b3

Rockler has maple, oak and cherry
https://www.rockler.com/large-diameter-dowel-rods-3-dia
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floor model dowel machines ($5k-$6k China) can make them of course, just have to find someone with one, and the cutters. guy about 30 min from me has several. stick a square blank in one end , comes out round out the other end. little sanding needed if set up well. i'm sure someone has one closer to you. if you cant find any, pm me.


how many/volume are you looking at?
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One of these should do.
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If you wind up having to turn the parts then find yourself an old lathe with a copier attachment and just set it up to do a straight profile. Then it wouldnít take a high level of skill to get repeatable accuracy out of it.
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You could make four passes with a 1 1/2" radius router bit. You might find a DIY in their garage with a lathe to turn them for you.
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Give these guys a call:

https://www.kempwood.com/our-product...wood-dowel-rod

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