Hi I had a need to make an oak dowel for
My slab side table, so I was looking around on you tube and one video of them had a guy drilling three holes in some angle iron, then it hit me, it looked like a die from a tap and die set for metal
Bolts, so I have several of those, so why
Not try it! I couldn’t find the handle, so
Vice Grip to the rescue!
I needed a 5/16" dowel, so I used a 7/16" die, ripped some strips at 3/8" square,
And was surprised when I chucked it up in my drill and ran it through a couple times,
Some final sanding, and wella, dowel!