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post #1 of 5 Old 11-02-2017, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Where to find 3/4'' x 1/2'' dense wood?

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I am trying to find precut 3/4'' x 1/2'' square dowels that are 36'' + long. I live a rural community so I think I need to purchase online. I have found these dimension in pine on the internet but I would like to find it in a denser / stronger wood.

Does anyone know of a place that ships and might have these dimensions in a stronger wood than pine?

Thanks so much for any guidance you might have for me!

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You might want to try Rockler, Woodcraft or Lee Valley for project woods.
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They are not called dowels when not round. So you won't find them by searching for "dowels."

You might check out Savage Woods http://savagewoods.com/ .

You might consider buying 3/4" X 3" or 4" by 48" boards and ripping the 1/2" width on a table saw. You find those widths more easily than 1/2"

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Hi thanks for the replies so far...

Slightly off subject but what would you recommend for a strong durable wood that is fairly inexpensive and is workable/doesn't totally destroy my router blades? Poplar? Maple? I guess I will probably end up ripping them as it is so difficult to find the dimensions I am looking for.

Sorry for all these newbie questions... I don't know very much about woodworking..

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If you have a table saw there is lots of 3/4" thick material you can get to rip to 1/2" wide, fir is usually stocked in most building supply outlets along with a few hardwoods such as oak and poplar. You choice depends on what you will be using it for.

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