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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:08 PM
Looking at making some 4 to 6" large wakebaits. Anyone ever use dowell rods for lure bodies?
Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:50 PM
Yes! Sure makes turning on a lathe alot easier.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:02 PM
Sure do. Broken shovel handles even some closet rod from time-to-time.
Starting out with a round stock speeds things up.
Other times when I'm after a specific type of wood I head to the lumber store but even then I'll check to see if it's available in dowel form
Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:20 PM
I'm having trouble marking center on the ends. Do you guys worry with that or not? I'm having to do all my shaping by 80 grit sandpaper, dremel and a wood rasp.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:32 PM
They make tools specifically for that. I have a jig I made to do this.
Here's a link to give you an idea.
Buy Steel Center Finder, Steel Center Finder, Measuring Tools - Woodcraft.com
Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:21 PM
Awesome! That's exactly what I need. Thanks for the link.