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    dowel pin maker

    I'm looking for one of those devices you pound dowel rods through to make grooved dowel pins.
    Tried searching but it didn't come up. I know one of the major suppliers sells them but the question is....who?
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    I know it doesn't directly answer your question, but any time I want fluted dowels, I just take a length of regular dowel and crimp it with a pair of slip-joint pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I'm looking for one of those devices you pound dowel rods through to make grooved dowel pins.
    Tried searching but it didn't come up. I know one of the major suppliers sells them but the question is....who?
    Got any 1/4" steel plate and a drill bit?
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    Dowel Former and Chamfer Tool

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    I buy my dowels from my local supplier pre-fluted for 2 cents apiece.
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    For 13 bucks, that's a nice looking piece of kit, though....
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    Or you could try these from Lie-Nielsen
    http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?grp=1239
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I know it doesn't directly answer your question, but any time I want fluted dowels, I just take a length of regular dowel and crimp it with a pair of slip-joint pliers.

    Now I'll go through the rest of the day feeling more stupid than usual.
    That's simple. I like simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mckissick View Post
    That's it. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I know it doesn't directly answer your question, but any time I want fluted dowels, I just take a length of regular dowel and crimp it with a pair of slip-joint pliers.

    And here I always thought those were for putting round corners on hex head bolts...

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