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A lot of you already know this, but it's new to me. It's Serge's tip on how to chamfer the end of a wooden dowel:
https://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress...-uniformement/

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If you're gonna use a pencil sharpener, you might as well use one you know will do the job.
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...sometimes it's just as fast to use a utility knife...watch out for your thumb though...

...great ideas on that page, Jim...thanks for sharing...

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Lee Valley used to sell this item they called "the plugger". It was meant to be used to repair screw holes but I've used it for decorative doweling as in using a contrasting wood dowel to create clock dials on wooden burls. You sharpen the dowel in a pencil sharpener and the plugger reams out a hole to the same taper. It may still be available, but not at LV according to the ad. The Plugger® by Veritas® - Lee Valley Tools

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Lee Valley used to sell this item they called "the plugger". It was meant to be used to repair screw holes but I've used it for decorative doweling as in using a contrasting wood dowel to create clock dials on wooden burls. You sharpen the dowel in a pencil sharpener and the plugger reams out a hole to the same taper. It may still be available, but not at LV according to the ad. The Plugger® by Veritas® - Lee Valley Tools
Wouldn't be difficult to make one. Me, I'd just drill a hole, then use a dowel the same size as the hole, not too difficult to make dowels either.
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